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The Arab Woman's Legal Situation and CEDAW

Farida Banani


Through signing CEDAW, the international community acknowledged woman's dignity and recognized her rights. In the name of Islam, however, many Arab countries refrained from signing CEDAW, and even those countries which signed it attached to it a number of reservations. In the name of Islam, the principle of equality between men and women in regard to civil, economic and social rights is considered a western and foreign import. This supposed incompatibility lead Dr. Banani to present a comparison between the present legal status of the Arab woman and the status to which CEDAW ideally aims.


CEDAW; Discrimination against women; Morocco

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DOI: 10.32380/alrj.v0i0.709


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ISSN: 0259-9953

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