The Female Sharia Judges of India

Akhtar, a grandmother, hears from both sides of each dispute before dispensing justice, according to the teachings of the Quran. She is a female Sharia judge. There are few in India, but that is changing as a movement of Muslim women, fed up with misogynist practices in their communities, take matters of Islamic justice into their hands. . . . → Read More: The Female Sharia Judges of India

Prejudice in Immigration Court

prejudice in immigration court: Keeping implicit biases out of immigration court decisions is critical and daunting. Claims often rise and fall on testimony alone. Cultural and linguistic misunderstandings are common. . . . → Read More: Prejudice in Immigration Court

Diversity in America

A new study from the Pew Research Center indicates an increase in America’s racial diversity, and attitudes about being multiracial.

Multiracial in America

Proud, Diverse and Growing in Numbers

Multiracial Americans are at the cutting edge of social and demographic change in the U.S.—young, proud, tolerant and growing at a rate . . . → Read More: Diversity in America

Cultural Competency in Family Law Practice: Online Matchmaking vs. Arranged Marriages in India


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Transforming India’s Concept of Marriage

In India, urbanization, education and the rise of matrimonial websites are challenging centuries-old traditions of arranged marriage.


Issues Facing Women in Other Cultures

This is the third episode of “Our Man in Tehran,” a video series on, produced with VPRO in the Netherlands, and the second of two videos about issues facing women in Iran.