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A Woman's Place: Perspectives on Afghanistan's Evolving Legal Framework

Publication Date: 
February, 2011


Over the past three years, Rights & Democracy has been directly involved in the reform of family law in Afghanistan. Through fieldwork and research work, a number of questions, reflections and lines of analysis were raised that needed further discussion. To this end, four authors have reflected on a series of questions that are central themes of this book: the evolution of reforms in 20th century Afghanistan; the participation of civil society in the legislative process in the post-Taliban era; the marriage contract and registration of marriages; and the gap between the theoretical discourse and practice with regards to protecting the rights of women.

Download full report: http://www.dd-rd.ca/afghanistan/pdf/A_Woman_s_Place_Afghanistan_Feb_2011.pdf

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