Women's Empowerment and Leadership Development for Democratisation

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Law Reforms in the Arab World: Tunisia and Morocco

This report by Mounira Charrad was presented at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) Division for Social Policy and Development Expert Group Meeting, New York, 15 – 17 May 2012: “Good Practices in Family Policy Making: Family Policy Development, Monitoring and Implementation: Lessons Learnt”, which was convened as part of the preparations for the twentieth anniversary of the International Year of the Family, 2014.  Charrad's report discusses two major waves of gender legislation that have expanded women’s rights in Tunisia, one regarding gender roles within the family and the other regarding women, children and citizenship. It also considers a set of reforms in Morocco in 2004. Charrad conslides that even though women have made immense gains through these reforms, important dimensions of gender inequality in the law remain to be addressed in Tunisia and in Morocco. 

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Mounira M. Charrad
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