Vol 1, No 2 (2013): Perempuan dan Hukum

To protect family members from violence, the government in particular has ratified the Act on the Abolition of Domestic Violence (PKDRT) in 2004. According to the Act, violence may cover four things: physical, psychological, economic and sexual violences. Islamic teachings, especially those derived from the hadith, already contained a number of provisions which provide protection for family members, particularly wives, as mentioned in the Domestic Violence Act. Prophet, for example, denounced those who hit their wives like beating slaves, forbade the insult of wife and the prostitution againts women slaves, and encouraged to fulfill economic rights of wives. However, not all categories of violence that exist in PKDRT and in hadith are shared the same. Some differences lie between the two, especially in relation to sexual violence against wives.

Vol 1, No 1 (2013): Pemberdayaan Perempuan

This volume discusses the mission of women empowerment, the material, and its activities
that lead to improving womens quality in education, kesehatan, welfare, and leadership.
Although most womens mission organization in Banjarmasin is generally held by women as the subject and object, only small numbers of materials that explore womens issues especially related to womens empowerment. Many of the materials covered are about worship, faith, and muamalah. The mission related to womens empowerment, orally, is delivered by women preachers who have ever involved, such as members of Parliament. Moreover, the mission of womens empowerment is practically run by an activist who is often called daiyah/mubalighah or lector, or even moelem scholar.


Vol 2, No 2 (2014): Perempuan dan Kitab Suci

This volume analyzes the response of M. Quraish Shihab interpretation on the controversy of sensitive issue in feminism discourse that arises among classical and contemporary Moslem scholars, that is the process of women creation. An interpretation mainstream has been grew among the classical Moslem scholars that women were created from the ribsa literal interpretation and emphasizes the process of physical events which then has implications for their subordinate position compared to men. Whereas, a metaphor interpretation which emphasizes on the women psychology rather than the actual physical events grows among the contemporary scholars. This study tries to elaborate the interpretation argumentations and to locate the interpretation in the debate arises among classical and contemporary interpretation.

Vol 2, No 1 (2014): Perempuan dan Budaya

The legal principles of women position in the Banjar community customary law are reflected from the legal norms used in the division of inheritance in lembaga damai (peace institute) by means of peaceful settlement (islah /faraid islah). The process in the so called lembaga damai shows how women position is recognized as heir. This study is conducted to identify the legal norms of inheritance and the legal norms of women position in the Banjar community customary law.This study employs normative methods which data is drawn from primary, secondary and tertiary legal materials and from in depth interviews with the key informant. The result of the study shows that the Banjar legal norms on inheritance which is implemented in the lembaga damai is executed with peace settlement (islah/faraidh islah). Women are recognized as heir and their part of inheritance is relativecan be larger than men, can be equal to men, or can be less than men. This relative magnitude of inheritance indicates that the principle of divine, the principal of benefit and balance which it all rest on maslahah mursalah proposition are well applied.