Sunday, September 24, 2017

Tunisia Just Took A Big Step Forward on Muslim Women's Rights.

Tunisia Just Took A Big Step Forward on Muslim Women’s Rights.

This article talks about how Muslim women in Tunisia are starting to be allowed to marry men that are non Muslim. Before changing the laws, if a Muslim woman wanted  to marry a non Muslim man, he would first have to convert to Islam and show proof of his conversion.  Men, however, are allowed to marry a non Muslim woman. I found this article to be interesting because for decades this was not allowed. This change shows that times are changing, and I think that this is a huge step in the right direction. Even though Tunisia is a small country (11 million) in comparison to Iran (80 million) or Pakistan (193 million), they are making changes to women's equality rights, and hopefully it will encourage countries to create similar laws.

-Marissa Laurie

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