Divorced from Justice

Divorced from Justice:
Women’s Unequal Access to Divorce in Egypt

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I. Summary

II. Background

III. Overview of Mariage and Divorce Laws in Egypt

IV. The Pains and Perils of an Unequal Divorce System

V. Discriminatory Consequences of Unequal Divorce

VI. Condemning Women to a Life of Violence

VII. Inadequate Government Response

VIII. Egypt’s Obligations Under International Law

IX. Conclusion

X. Recommendations


Vol. 16, No. 8(E)   December 2004