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 http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2015/06/11/multiracial-in-america/

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/26/world/asia/india-arranged-marriages-matrimonial-websites.html?_r=0

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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 nytimes.com, produced with VPRO in the Netherlands, and the second of two videos about issues facing women in Iran.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/08/world/middleeast/iran-our-man-in-tehran.html