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Knowing Our Rights: Women, Family, Laws and Customs in the Muslim World

Publisher: Women Living Under Muslim Law
Publication Date: Sep 2003
This publication is designed as a tool for activists engaged in lobbying and advocacy related to women's rights within the family at the policy level as well as in communities. It covers twenty-six topics relevant to marriage and divorce, including the status of children (paternity and adoption) and child custody and guardianship. A user-friendly, cross-comparative analysis of the diversities and commonalities of laws and customs across the Muslim world is provided. Different laws in Muslim communities are ranked in terms of whether they give women more or less options giving for women, and analysed from a perspective of women's rights, and relevance to the realities of women's lives.