Law reform

Les ONG de femmes pressent le parlement de voter le nouveau Code de la famille bloqué depuis 7 ans.
Saudi Arabia, which is revamping its judicial system, is considering opening the legal profession to women so that they can deal with cases related exclusively to women.
Iraq, some women fear, is in danger of becoming a man's world. Efforts to establish an interim government that reflects the country's diverse ethnic and religious character are gathering pace.
Par Dior Fall, Banna Thioubou, Cheikh Tijane Ndiaye, Aada Soumare Diop, Adel Arab, Abdoul Aziz Sall ; preface de Marie Toure Ngom, Serie Etudes et Recherches n°221.
Le président de l'Assemblée nationale a indiqué que le projet de loi portant Code des personnes et de la famille ''pourrait être voté'' au cours de cette session parlementaire ouverte le 12 avril à Porto-Novo.
Sindh High Court Hyderabad ordered the District and Sessions Judge Hyderabad to record the statement of a petitioner under section 164 Criminal Procedure Code (Cr. P.C.) and stopped her arrest under section 11/16 of Zina and Hudood Ordinance.
More than 250 Afghan women participated in the seminar, from all walks of life, viz., NGOs, schools, educators, writers, scholars, media, teachers of Afghan schools were participated and every one expressed their wishes regarding peace and National unity.
Les ONG de femmes du Bénin attendent du président de l'Assemblée nationale, Adrien Houngbédji, qu'il honore sa promesse de faire voter le projet de ''Code des personnes et de la famille'' bloqué au parlement depuis sept ans.
Elections to select representatives to the Loya Jirga traditional grand assembly that will choose Afghanistan's next government began on Monday 15 April.
Outcome of the Afghan Women's National Consultation, Kabul, 8 March 2002.