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Feminist Activism, Women''s Rights, and Legal Reform.

By: Al-Sharmani, Mulki.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Feminisms and Development: Publisher: London : Zed Books, 2013Edition: 1.Description: 1 online resource (258 p.).ISBN: 9781780329642.Subject(s): Feminism | Women -- Legal status, laws, etc | Women''s rightsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Feminist Activism, Women''s Rights, and Legal ReformDDC classification: 305.42 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Feminisms and Development; About the Editor; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction Legal Reform and Feminist Activism; Legal reform and feminist activism: selected case studies; Revisiting binaries and 'uniform' issues; Engaging the state: the pitfalls, gains, and limits; Implementing legal reforms: the social embeddedness and gendering of legal practices; Law reform and gender justice: complex connections?; Note; References; 1 Debating Islamic Family Law in Palestine: Citizenship, Gender, and 'Islamic' Idioms; Political context of the debate in Palestine
The Model Parliament for Women and LegislationConclusion; Notes; References; 2 Readjusting Women's Too Many Rights: The State, the Public Voice, and Women's Rights in South Yemen; Setting the parameters of the new Yemeni woman; Promulgating 'women's law' in South Yemen; Women with too many rights; More rights to the woman - no to selling her rights!; Girls' education or women's rights in the family?; Women's rights, politics, and ground for bargaining; Conclusion; Notes; References; 3 Reforming Egyptian Family Laws: The Debate about a New Substantive Code
Proposed changes in personal status lawsWomen's rights organizations and reforming family law: multiple terms of reference; Contemporary religious scholarship and Egyptian feminist legal activism; Dissenting voices: culturalist or religious purists?; Western feminism and alternative religion-based models of reform; Supreme Constitutional Court: alternative engagement with religious tradition; Conclusion; Notes; References; 4 Men Aboard? Movement for a Uniform Family Code in Bangladesh; The political and social context in Bangladesh
Personal laws and special laws concerning women in BangladeshUniform Family Code: the proposed changes; Strategies used for mobilization: why were they ineffective?; Unpacking resistance; Conclusion; Acknowledgement; Notes; References; 5 From Status to Rights: The Shifting Dimensions of Women's Activism in Iranian Family Law Reform; Introduction: socio-legal developments in Iranian family law; Framing discourses: from 'women's rights to 'women's status'; Islamic government and family protection; Lobbying for the protection of women and family; Family Protection Bill: the commission's report
Conclusion: political stakes and family protectionNotes; References; 6 Moroccan Divorce Law, Family Court Judges, and Spouses' Claims: Who Pays the Cost When a Marriage is Over?; Research methods: interviews, 'hanging out', and court rulings; Centres d'écoute practices: making law happen for clients; The Moudawana (1957/8), divorce practices, and legal reform; Shiqaq: a catch-all complaint; Rulings as records of the divorce process; Judicial responses to divorce requests: concluding marital disputes and attributing blame; Conclusion: some reasons to celebrate, some cause for caution
Acknowledgements
Summary: This ground-breaking collection investigates the relationship between feminist activism and legal reform as a way to gender justice and social change. Since the advent of feminist movements legal reform has been a popular and yet contentious vehicle for seeking women's rights and empowerment. This important book looks at comparative insights drawn from field-based research on the processes, the challenges, and the outcomes of legal reform and feminist activism in different regions of the world.
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Feminisms and Development; About the Editor; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction Legal Reform and Feminist Activism; Legal reform and feminist activism: selected case studies; Revisiting binaries and 'uniform' issues; Engaging the state: the pitfalls, gains, and limits; Implementing legal reforms: the social embeddedness and gendering of legal practices; Law reform and gender justice: complex connections?; Note; References; 1 Debating Islamic Family Law in Palestine: Citizenship, Gender, and 'Islamic' Idioms; Political context of the debate in Palestine

The Model Parliament for Women and LegislationConclusion; Notes; References; 2 Readjusting Women's Too Many Rights: The State, the Public Voice, and Women's Rights in South Yemen; Setting the parameters of the new Yemeni woman; Promulgating 'women's law' in South Yemen; Women with too many rights; More rights to the woman - no to selling her rights!; Girls' education or women's rights in the family?; Women's rights, politics, and ground for bargaining; Conclusion; Notes; References; 3 Reforming Egyptian Family Laws: The Debate about a New Substantive Code

Proposed changes in personal status lawsWomen's rights organizations and reforming family law: multiple terms of reference; Contemporary religious scholarship and Egyptian feminist legal activism; Dissenting voices: culturalist or religious purists?; Western feminism and alternative religion-based models of reform; Supreme Constitutional Court: alternative engagement with religious tradition; Conclusion; Notes; References; 4 Men Aboard? Movement for a Uniform Family Code in Bangladesh; The political and social context in Bangladesh

Personal laws and special laws concerning women in BangladeshUniform Family Code: the proposed changes; Strategies used for mobilization: why were they ineffective?; Unpacking resistance; Conclusion; Acknowledgement; Notes; References; 5 From Status to Rights: The Shifting Dimensions of Women's Activism in Iranian Family Law Reform; Introduction: socio-legal developments in Iranian family law; Framing discourses: from 'women's rights to 'women's status'; Islamic government and family protection; Lobbying for the protection of women and family; Family Protection Bill: the commission's report

Conclusion: political stakes and family protectionNotes; References; 6 Moroccan Divorce Law, Family Court Judges, and Spouses' Claims: Who Pays the Cost When a Marriage is Over?; Research methods: interviews, 'hanging out', and court rulings; Centres d'écoute practices: making law happen for clients; The Moudawana (1957/8), divorce practices, and legal reform; Shiqaq: a catch-all complaint; Rulings as records of the divorce process; Judicial responses to divorce requests: concluding marital disputes and attributing blame; Conclusion: some reasons to celebrate, some cause for caution

Acknowledgements

This ground-breaking collection investigates the relationship between feminist activism and legal reform as a way to gender justice and social change. Since the advent of feminist movements legal reform has been a popular and yet contentious vehicle for seeking women's rights and empowerment. This important book looks at comparative insights drawn from field-based research on the processes, the challenges, and the outcomes of legal reform and feminist activism in different regions of the world.

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Mulki Al-Sharmani is an Academy of Finland research fellow and lecturer in the Study of Religion Unit, Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki.

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