Femin-ijtihad is a legal academic initiative aimed at promoting the rights of Muslim women in Afghanistan. The group is committed to increasing the accessibility and understanding of gender equality in Islam in the spirit of Ijtihad (a traditional Islamic legal method of the independent reasoning and critical thinking of Islamic law exercised by a scholar), and to encouraging mutual respect and solidarity between genders. Femin-ijtihad plans to publish an accessible guide book on gender-neutral interpretations of Islamic law. The group is based in the UK, with chapters in Singapore and New York. The New York chapter is concerned with researching linguistic, literary, and musical/artistic traditions, in order to achieve an appropriate format for Femin-ijtihad materials to reach Afghan communities.