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DR Congo – Law 87-010 on the Family Code

Article 444 of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Family Code of 1987 provides that a husband is head of the household Country: Democratic Republic of Congo Law status: Discriminatory law in force Law Type: Marriage, Divorce, Polygamy & ...

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Yemen – The Personal Status Act No. 20 of 1992

Article 23 of the Personal Status Act also requires express consent to marriage only if the woman has been previously married. For previously unmarried women, (considered ‘virgin’), silence is sufficient to indicate consent to marriage. This makes women ...

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Afghanistan – Shia Personal Status Law of 2009

Article 123 of Afghanistan’s Shia Personal Status Law of 2009 provides that the household’s supervision is solely the right of the husband and restricts a wife’s right to leave the home. Country: Afghanistan Law status: Discriminatory ...

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Indonesia – Law No. 1 of 1974 on Marriage

Article 3(1) of Indonesia’s Law No. 1 of 1974 on Marriage permits a man to have more than one wife.  Country: Indonesia Law status: Discriminatory law in force Law Type: Marriage, Divorce, Polygamy & Wife Obedience Sex discrimination ...

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