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Divorce and Custody: Contemporary Practices: Mauritania and Egypt
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Moorish Women’s Agency

Moorish women in Mauritania did not wait for the introduction of a personal status code that guaranteed their right to divorce. The situation of Moorish women in this regard is different from that of Moroccan or Egyptian women who rediscovered this right through the legislative reforms concerning perso…

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Corinne Fortier, “Divorce and Custody: Contemporary Practices: Mauritania and Egypt”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 15 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002030>
First published online: 2016



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