Bound and Gagged by the Algerian Family Code

Publication Author: 
Sophie Laws
Date: 
December 1988 – May 1989
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number of pages: 
10
Languages available: 
English

Marieme Hélie-Lucas, writing in 1989, talks about an alarming change in the situation of women in Algeria. A ‘Family Code’ law was introduced which removed many of women’s basic human rights. She also speaks about contraception, the problem of abandoned children and the consequences for women of the insistence on virginity at marriage.