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Briefs on gender equality and Muslim laws

Organisation: Musawah Year: 2017

Developed by Musawah, these four briefs explore concepts related to the Muslim legal tradition and family laws.

They provide useful knowledge to support advocacy efforts for increased gender equality in the law in Muslim contexts, including to address child marriage:

  • A video and a brief on the differences between Shari’ah, Fiqh and State Laws.
  • A brief on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and Muslim Family Laws.
  • A brief on Islam and the question of gender equality.
  • A brief on reforming Muslim Family Laws.

These resources are available in English, French and Arabic.

TAGS: Fact sheet and brief Video International Human rights and justice Strengthening laws and policies Advocacy International frameworks Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)