Comparative Legal Review of the Impact of Muslim Family Laws on Women across Commonwealth Asia and Africa
- Theme: Access to Justice, CEDAW, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Violence Against Women.
- Type: Report.
- Region/Country: Africa, Asia, Bangladesh, Brunei, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka.
- Language: English.
Article 16 of CEDAW specifically provides for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls in all matters relating to marriage and family relations. Many Muslim-majority countries and countries with significant Muslim minorities are party to CEDAW but continue to hold reservations with regard to family law matters, including Article 16. This 135-page report, in PDF format, was authored by Musawah and commissioned and edited by Sisters for Change, and provides a comprehensive legal review of Muslim family laws across Commonwealth Asia and Africa, analysing the nature and extent to which they discriminate against Muslim women and girls.