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Musawah & NMWWS Joint Oral Statement on Nepal (2018)

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In October 2018 – Musawah submitted a Joint Thematic Report on Nepal, together with Nepal Muslim Women’s Welfare Society (NMWWS), to the CEDAW Committee for review at its 71st Session in Geneva, Switzerland. Despite the application of civil laws on marriage and divorce, Nepalese Muslims continue to practice marriage customs according to their notions of Islamic law. This report examines the community practices in Nepal that discriminate against Muslim women in the realm of marriage and family, including unregistered marriage, child marriage, unilateral talaq, divorce, and dowry.

This is the Oral Statement on Nepal delivered to the 71st Session of the CEDAW Committee.


South Asia
Thematic Areas

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