Law reform

Il encadre les relations familiales, gère les conflits et protège les enfants.
Issues related to the ‘public sphere’,1 such as laws which concern work or political participation, have undergone many developments. Personal status, however, has remained the last bastion of male dominance. It has become, in many contexts (e.g. Muslim countries or minority or immigrant communities), a symbol of religious/cultural differences and closely intertwined with the group religious/national identity. It has remained, in most cases, under the authority of the religious institutions and any attempts at reform always spur strong reactions.
WLUML presents below a brief selection of articles from the new Constitution of Afghanistan, adopted by the Loya Jirga in Kabul on Sunday, 4th January 2004.
The Algerian government has set up a commission to revise the north African country's family code to improve women's rights, an official said on Monday.
Women delegates at Afghanistan's loya jirga, or grand assembly, have accused their male colleagues of trying to leave them out of leadership positions.
Judges will give legal sanction to disputes between Muslims.
وافقت الحكومة الكويتية على السماح للمرأة بالترشح والتصويت في انتخابات المجلس المحلي. ورحب مراقبون بهذه المبادرة باعتبارها خطوة اولى لمنح المرأة الكويتية المزيد من الحريات السياسية.
Initial review of Afghanistan's Constitution.
Women for Afghan Women said it is "disappointed that Afghanistan's newly released draft constitution is weak in its affirmation of women's rights."
Nearly 700 people with Egyptian mothers and foreign fathers have recently become Egyptian citizens.
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