Egypt: What price freedom?

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Al-Ahram Weekly Online
Two years ago, women were granted the right to instigate unilateral khul' divorce. It was supposed to change the face of Egyptian family life. However the results, Mariz Tadros discovers, have confounded all predictions.
It has been two years since procedural personal status law in Egypt was radically altered. The new law was supposed to speed up legal procedures in matters of divorce, accept appeals for divorce from urfi marriage (marriage without an official contract) and establish a family court.