Knowing Our Rights: Women, Family, Laws and Customs in the Muslim World

By: Women Living Under Muslim Laws

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This book is designed as a tool for activists engaged in lobbying and advocacy related to Muslim women's rights within the family at the policy level and in communities. Contents Ackinowledgements Glossary List of Statutes Chapter 1: Introduction a) Women Living Under Muslim Laws and the Women & Law in the Muslim World Programme b) International Synthesis of the W &L Programme Chapter 2: Laws, Legal Systems and Change a) Our Definition of Terms b) Constitutional Law, CEDAW and International Human Rights Laws and Norms c) Laws and Social Contexts d) Constitutional and Legal Frameworks Chapter 3: Marriage Requisites a) An Overview b) Capacity c) Consent d) Forced Marriage and Choice in Marriage e) Capacity to Mary – Other Prohibitions f) Witnesses and Mahr (Dower) Chapter 4: Child Marriage Chapter 5: Marriage Contracts a) Registration and Validity b) Marriage Contracts and Registers c) Inherent Rights and Responsibilities d) Negotiated Rights and Responsibilities e) Mahr (Dower) f) Other Payments and Exchanges Chapter 6: Types of Marriages a) Polygamy b) Mut’a, Concubinage, and Common Law Marriage Chapter 7: Maintenance Chapter 8: Status of Children Chapter 9: Dissolution of Marriage a) Dissolution of Marriage – An Overview b) Muslim Laws on Dissolution – An Overview c) Mubarat and Divorce by Mutual Agreement d) Talaq e) Talaq Tafwid (‘Esma and the Delegated Right of Divorce) f) Khul’ g) Other Forms of Dissolution for Women h) Dissolution on Equal Grounds for Women and Men Chapter 10: Matters Related to Dissolution of Marriage a) Idda and The Waiting Period b) Financial Rights and Settlements c) Hilala (Intervening Marriage) d) Custody and Guardianship of Children Annexe 1: Countries covered by the W& L Research Annexe 2: List of Organizations Bibliography Index. Printed Pages: 360.

Title: Knowing Our Rights: Women, Family, Laws and Customs in the Muslim World

Author Name: Women Living Under Muslim Laws

Categories: Women's Studies, India,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Zubaan:

ISBN: 8186706690

ISBN 13: 9788186706695

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 027135

Keywords: Women in the Muslim World Islam India