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Musawah & Sisters in Islam Joint Thematic Report on Malaysia (2018)

About This Resource

In February 2018, Musawah and Sisters in Islam submitted a Joint Thematic Report on Malaysia, to the CEDAW Committee for review at its 69th Session in Geneva, Switzerland. The report examines Islamic family laws and practices that enforce de jure and de facto discrimination against Muslim women in the following areas: early and child marriage; polygamy; divorce; inheritance; child custody and guardianship. The report also specifically addresses concerns regarding the discriminatory legal frameworks of the Islamic family laws and highlights trends in reform of such laws, which perpetuate injustices against Muslim women in Malaysia.

Click HERE to read the Joint Oral Statement on Malaysia delivered to the 69th Session of the CEDAW Committee.