Jaafari Law in Iraq – A Giant Leap Backwards

If anything can be said for Iraq’s new Jaafari personal status law, it is that the scandalous and shocking new slew of rights which may be afforded to men at the expense of women and girls is drawing international attention to the unilateral usurpation of freedoms and subjugation of females which is still extant and flourishing in the world today.

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back – the Battle Against Child Marriage

Many little girls in the western world dream of the day when they will become brides, imagining themselves the most beautiful, special, and celebrated person in the world on that magical day.

However, for many girls around the world, marriage is not far away – and with it, all the responsibilities and duties of a wife. […]