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“The art of marriage” or the veiled rape practiced against tribal women in Syria and Iraq

To this day, tribes impose patriarchal authority on their communities, specifically women, treating girls as nothing more than assets of the tribe. The tribal female then simultaneously becomes the so-called “honor” and “commodity” under different names used to describe what is essentially the same type of marriage: forced marriage, followed by rape.

Law and women in Algeria: an alarming overview

Legislators did not remain completely silent in the face of the constant struggle and activism of Algerian women, but the fair and equal legal arsenal today is either battling with regression or fighting for survival. Depriving divorced women who remarry of their right to their children’s custody is but one example of the injustice suffered by Algerian women.

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