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Musawah Oral Statement on Palestine (2018)

About This Resource

In July 2018 – Musawah submitted a Thematic Report on Palestine to the CEDAW Committee for review at its 70th Session in Geneva, Switzerland. This report examines the Muslim family laws/codes and practices that enforce de jure and de facto discrimination against women in Palestinian territories, in the following areas: the application of multiple personal status laws; reciprocity of rights in marriage; women’s consent and capacity to enter marriage; child and forced marriage; divorce rights; polygamy; custody and guardianship of children; women’s financial rights after divorce; and inheritance.

This is the Oral Statement on Palestine delivered to the 70th Session of the CEDAW Committee.