Law reform

A journalist has been detained in Jordan after she refused to give up her daughter following the overturning of a custody decision in her favour.

By: Abdel Rahman Urabi Date of publication 4 February, 2015

Analysis: If Lebanese couples of mixed religious backgrounds decide to marry, then they have to fly to Cyprus to have their union recognised - but perhaps not for much longer.

The election of the New Democratic Front is an opportunity to restore democracy and reshape the constitution, and women should play a key role in the socio-political democratic transformation. We suggest how Sri Lanka might reshape its society and institutions after the brutal Rajapaksa regime was ousted in the January elections.

عقد مركز القاهرة للتنمية وحقوق الإنسان ورشة عمل بشأن المعوقات التى تواجه النساء في عملهن السياسى، وشارك فى الورشة أكثر من 15 مرشحة لانتخابات مجلس النواب المقبل.

On Tuesday 13th January 2015, women’s rights groups, including Southall Black Sisters, One Law for All, Nari Diganta and the Iranian & Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO), met with Mark Stobbs, the Law Society’s Director of Legal Policy at the SBS office. Our organisations welcomed the Law Society’s decision to withdraw its guidance on ‘Sharia’ compliant wills that endorsed discrimination against women and children. We also thanked the Law Society for making a public apology. The Law Society showed that it had listened to the voices of BME women’s rights campaigners and other secular organisations that had been alarmed by the original decision.

December 7th 2014, Via October 26th Driving Campaign
 
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October 26th Driving campaign expresses its deep concern for the recent arrests and detention of two women activists who drove their cars to the Eastern border of Albatha'a in Saudi Arabia. 

The press release shown below was issued today by the Law Society in the United Kingdom, announcing their withdrawal of a practice note issuing guidance for writing 'Sharia-compliant' wills.  

In a letter to the Lawyers' Secular Society, the Law Society stated:

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La Convention sur l’élimination de toutes les formes de discrimination à l’égard des femmes (CEDEF), engage les États signataires qui ont pris l’option d’éliminer toute forme de discrimination à l’égard des femmes, et à favoriser leur plein développement dans les domaines politiques, économiques, sociaux, culturels et civils. Cela passe par la modification des lois et la prise de mesures de divers ordres par les pouvoirs publics de l’Etat partie.

A new law in England and Wales making it a criminal offence to force people into marriage sends "a powerful message", campaigners have said.

 

From today, parents who force their children to marry can be punished by up to seven years in prison.

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