A Woman’s Place: Perspectives of Afghanistan’s Evolving Legal Framework


Farhoumand, Cheshmak, Alexandra Gilbert, Anastasiya Hozyainova, and Heidi Kingstone. 2010. “A Woman’s Place: Perspectives of Afghanistan’s Evolving Legal Framework.” Montreal: International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development. 


Authors: Cheshmak Farhoumand, Alexandra Gilbert, Anastasiya Hozyainova, Heidi Kingstone


Over the past three years, Rights & Democracy has been directly involved in the reform of family law in Afghanistan. Through fieldwork and research work, a number of questions, reflections and lines of analysis were raised that needed further discussion. To this end, four authors have reflected on a series of questions that are central themes of this book: the evolution of reforms in 20th century Afghanistan; the participation of civil society in the legislative process in the post-Taliban era; the marriage contract and registration of marriages; and the gap between the theoretical discourse and practice with regards to protecting the rights of women.

(Violence Is Not Our Culture Camapaign)

Topics: Civil Society, Gender, Women, Households, Justice, Rights, Women's Rights

Year: 2011

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