Iran: Move to give Iranian women divorce rights
Source:The Washington Times
Iran's reformist-controled Majlis, or parliament, has adopted a proposal expanding women's rights regarding divorce less than two months after winning a protracted battle with conservatives over a more limited reform.
The bill would grant women for the first time the right to initiate divorce proceedings without permission from their husbands and be awarded alimony by the courts, lawmakers said yesterday. The legislation also lets women demand housing and health allowances. It would also set legal conditions for men to file for divorce, which until now has been available to them on demand.
Submitted on Tue, 08/27/2002 - 00:00
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