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Egyptian Women Worry Constitution Limits Rights

Fri, October 12, 2012 8:00am

Story by Merrit Kennedy




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A majority-Islamist assembly is drafting Egypt's new constitution, and controversy has broken out over the article on women's rights. The draft article guarantees equality between men and women, but only if it does not contradict the rules of Islamic law. Though the previous constitution made reference to Islamic law, many women are worried about what this language — under an Islamist president — will mean for them.

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