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Tribute to Cassandra Balchin

It is with the deepest sadness and sorrow that we announce the death of our friend, colleague, Chair of Muslim Women’s Network UK and Muslim Institute Fellow Cassandra Balchin.

Although Cassandra was only diagnosed a few months ago, she has unfortunately lost her battle against cancer.

Cassandra was a pioneering women’s rights activist and worked tirelessly on advancing the rights of Muslim women. She was particularly an expert in family laws, marriage, divorce, parallel legal systems /plural legal orders and religious fundamentalisms. One of the architects of the Muslim Marriage Contract she wrote and contributed to many publications.

She will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her across the world.

Our thoughts and prayers are now with her family and those who were close to her.