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Bahrain: Women to get equal nationality rights
The agony of more than 2,000 families here with stateless children might be over soon with the decision of a state-run organisation to push for equal nationality rights for women and men.
Syria: Personal Status Draft Law cancelled
The draft would have incited religious and sectarian tensions and violated all the rights of woman and children in Syria, as well as the rights of the man, writes Bassam El-Kadi.
Syria: Honour killing law amended
Syria has scrapped a law limiting the length of sentences handed down to men convicted of killing female relatives they suspect of having illicit sex.
Iran: Stoning to be omitted from penal laws
Head of the Majlis judiciary commission Ali Shahrokhi says stoning, heresy and cutting hands will be omitted from Iran's penal laws.
Turkey: Making the state protect women
The state's duty to protect the right to life has been applied in a domestic violence context for the first time in Turkey.
Qatar: Public awareness of citizenship law low
It is only on certain conditions that the offspring of a Qatari woman wedded to an outsider is given Qatar’s citizenship.
Malaysia: Debate over the right of a convert to Islam
A bold attempt to resolve a protracted problem has yet again revealed the rifts among Malaysians in matters of religion.
MENA: La campagne régionale Égalité sans réserve
Entretien avec Lina Abou Habib, Directrice exécutive de « Collective for Research and Training on Development – Action »
Bahrain: Opposition to minimum marriage age of 15
Lawmakers from the largest opposition bloc in the Bahraini Parliament are opposing setting the minimum marriage age for girls at 15, saying this is against Islamic principles.
Morocco: The family code 5 years on
Five years after legal reforms were made to Morocco's family code, the "Moudawana", research professor Hakima Fassi-Fihri and film director Zakia Tahiri assess whether changes have been felt by Moroccan society.
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