Law reform

In 2003, the '20 ans Barakat' campaign was initiated by the association of the same name. The aim of the Campaign was to inform and raise awareness among the people in general and women in particular about the Algerian Family Code (personal status laws).

Since 2004 the Afghan Constitution has provided women with equal protection before the law. However, many discriminatory practices are disguised as 'Islamic' and, therefore, lawful. These include husbands deciding whether their wives should work, and a father having the right to prohibit his daughters from attending school or forcing them into marriage, all of them based on conservative interpretations of the Quran.

Aucune information officielle n’a filtré sur les mesures opérationnelles prises par le gouvernement marocain pour la mise en œuvre de cette déclaration.
L’annonce a été faite hier par Me Bouchachi, président de la Ligue algérienne de défense des droits de l’Homme (Laddh), lors d’une rencontre organisée au siège national de son organisation, à Alger.
Ghida Anani, coordinatrice de KAFA, une organisation libanaise luttant contre les formes d’exploitation et de violence envers les femmes, estime que trois quart des femmes libanaises ont subi, à un moment ou à un autre de leur vie des violences physiques.
As lawmakers struggle to form a government three months after Lebanon's parliamentary elections, women's rights activists await the opening of parliament to debate a new bill on domestic violence.
The Cabinet has approved a proposal by the Minister of Justice and Law Milinda Moragoda to bring in certain reforms to the Muslim personal law and to uplift the system of Quazi courts and enhances the knowledge of Quazis.
The High Court today issued a Rule Nisi today on the Government and the Inspector General of Police as follows:
No Thai kings have ever allowed secular and spiritual affairs to be mixed.
Le président Karzaï relègue les femmes chiites au rang de citoyennes de deuxième classe en vue d’obtenir le soutien des fondamentalistes lors du scrutin présidentiel.
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