Leading Muslim women’s advocate to present public seminar 


The rights of Islamic women in Malaysia and the challenges they face will be the focus of an upcoming free public seminar at Charles Darwin University.

Acting Executive Director of Sisters in Islam, Ratna Osman will present, “Sisters in Islam – A Shared Challenge”, on Monday, 22 August.

Her work with Sisters in Islam has included creating public awareness and advocating for reform in laws and policies by promoting and developing a framework of women’s rights in Islam, taking into consideration women’s experiences and realities.

Ms Osman said that as a Muslim women’s NGO, Sisters in Islam was committed to promoting an understanding of Islam that recognised the principles of justice, equality, freedom and dignity within a democratic nation state.

The United Nations Association Australia NT, in partnership with CDU’s The Northern Institute, the Office of Women’s Policy, and the Office of the Northern Territory Ombudsman, have sponsored Ms Osman’s visit to Darwin.

Northern Territory Ombudsman Carolyn Richards will MC the seminar, which will be held on Monday, 22 August from 6pm at the Mal Nairn Auditorium, CDU’s Casuarina campus.