The Family Code

The Malian government is attempting to expand women’s rights, but its efforts are meeting with public resistance

Watch this video, published on AlJazeera, 22.33 min, 12 Nov 2010.

… In the West African state of Mali, the government is planning to bring in major changes to the family code, which forms the basis for family law in the country.

It is aimed at extending the rights of women, but in a country with a growing Islamic population, there is serious opposition the new family code.

Witness travels extensively through this vast country to try to understand what drives women’s attitudes to the new rights their government is trying to give them … (full text).

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