Discrimination in law

It can be tough being a woman. Meet Africa's most sexist laws (Mail & Guardian Africa)

2/24/2015 -- Mali & Guardian Africa -- "It can be tough being a woman. Meet Africa's most sexist laws"

In some countries, a wife is legally at the same level as a child, pupil or servant; a girl can be married off by her guardian and asked permission later; and legally, a husband can oppose his wife having a separate profession and oblige her to live in a residence chosen solely by him.

Malawi To Enact Law Banning Child Marriage (Thomson Reuters)

2/16/2015 -- Thomson Reuters -- "Malawi To Enact Law Banning Child Marriage" by Faiza Jama Mohamed, Nairobi Office Director, Equality Now

Valentine's Day Has Another Side: Fighting For Freedoms For Women (NPR)

2/14/2015 -- NPR -- "Valentine's Day Has Another Side: Fighting For Freedoms For Women"

A report published today by the nonprofit Equality Now highlights more than 40 national laws that take those rights away.

From driving to marital rape, nations fail to end sex discrimination (Thomson Reuters)

2/14/2015 -- Thomson Reuters -- "From driving to marital rape, nations fail to end sex discrimination"

Rights group Equality Now called on all governments to review their legislation as it launched a report highlighting discriminatory laws around the world, in areas such as wife obedience, polygamy, inheritance rights and 'honour killings'.

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