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Title:Legislative reform and Muslim family law: effects upon women's rights in Africa South of the Sahara
Author:Dunbar, R.A.
Year:1980
Pages:43
Language:English
City of publisher:Waltham, MA
Publisher:African Studies Association
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
Ivory Coast - Côte d'Ivoire
Guinea
Mali
Somalia
Tanzania
Subjects:legal reform
Islamic law
family law
women
law
gender
human rights
Shari'a
Abstract:Brief overview of Islam and Islamitic law in Africa and of the introduction of Western Law during the colonial period are followed by a description of the major reforms introduced in five countries: Somalia, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali and Tanzania. In conclusion, the likely impact of this legislation upon Muslim women is assessed in terms of its significance for the broader issues of legal reform and social change.
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