[fund] promotion and application of religious laws

Avec des déclarations quelque peu convenues sur «l'importance de la femme dans la société», trois représentants du Conseil de gouvernement irakien ont tenté d'apaiser les craintes de leurs concitoyennes, inquiètes de leur futur statut dans le nouvel Irak.
Issues related to the ‘public sphere’,1 such as laws which concern work or political participation, have undergone many developments. Personal status, however, has remained the last bastion of male dominance. It has become, in many contexts (e.g. Muslim countries or minority or immigrant communities), a symbol of religious/cultural differences and closely intertwined with the group religious/national identity. It has remained, in most cases, under the authority of the religious institutions and any attempts at reform always spur strong reactions.
The Algerian government has set up a commission to revise the north African country's family code to improve women's rights, an official said on Monday.
Judges will give legal sanction to disputes between Muslims.
An update and link to the Pas document on an Islamic state.
PAS' “blueprint” of an Islamic state aims to amend the Federal Constitution to make Syariah (Islamic law) the supreme law of the land.
Justice (retd.) Rizvi is Chairperson of the National Commission on the Status of Women.
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