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Following calls for reform of Personal Law this article focuses on certain aspects of the General Law dealing with the issue of violence against women.
Women in Iran Monthly Edition in English is an abridged version of Women in Iran in Persian.
A movement, headed by South Asians, is taking shape to challenge the United Nations system to protect the human rights of gay minorities around the world.
A bill calling on Iran to join an international agreement on women's rights has been rejected by the government's supervisory body.
WLUML received the following statement, which is a courageous initiative undertaken by the Movement of Secular Muslims of France at a time where we witness a shrinking of secular spaces and where fundamentalist voices are dominating.
It will soon be 20 years that the Family law has been enforced in Algeria.
Throughout the Arab world, many women, their husbands and their children suffer hardships due to nationality laws that make it difficult or impossible for a woman married to a non-national (even an Arab or Muslim) to pass her nationality to her children.
The Civil Status Temporary Law, which raised the age of marriage for both men and women to 18 and allowed women to file for divorce, was hotly contested by many of the 110 deputies.
The United States Marine colonel supervising the reconstruction of this Shiite holy city's government indefinitely postponed the swearing in of its first-ever female judge after her appointment provoked a wave of resentment.