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An Iranian court has ordered a man to give his wife the 124,000 roses that he promised in her dowry, after she filed a complaint to claim it, reports say.
Saudi Arabia should end the practice of polygamy because it runs counter to the principle of equality between the sexes, a U.N. committee on women's rights said Friday.
Saudi authorities, breaking with religious codes that require women to be accompanied by a male guardian, have decided to allow women to stay in hotels on their own, a newspaper reported yesterday.
Depuis plusieurs années le débat est ouvert par rapport à la révision du code des personnes et de la famille. Un projet de texte ayant été élaboré sous l’ancien président Alpha Oumar Konaré.
L'entrée en vigueur de la Moudawana en 2004 a amplement contribué au recul de la polygamie au Maroc, a affirmé Mohamed Gachbour, professeur à l'université Hassan II à Casablanca.
International Conference organized by The Esprit de Fès Foundation & The Protection Project at The John Hopkins University on "Family Laws in the Muslim World: Comparative Perspectives" (11-13 Dec 2007) & Workshop on “The Application of the New Mudawana"
Download an unofficial English translation of the Iraq Personal Status Law of 1959.
The reform of Egypt’s family-law system was the outcome of a struggle to advance and guarantee women’s rights. Has the new system achieved this? In search of an answer, Mulki Al-Sharmani looks at the complex effects of the family-mediation process.
"Refining Muslim laws should not stop at organ transplant but include women's roles in the family."
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