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The Resource "Will I get my dues -- before I die?" : Harm to women from Bangladesh's discriminatory laws on marriage, separation, and divorce, Human Rights Watch

"Will I get my dues -- before I die?" : Harm to women from Bangladesh's discriminatory laws on marriage, separation, and divorce, Human Rights Watch

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"Will I get my dues -- before I die?" : Harm to women from Bangladesh's discriminatory laws on marriage, separation, and divorce
Title
"Will I get my dues -- before I die?"
Title remainder
Harm to women from Bangladesh's discriminatory laws on marriage, separation, and divorce
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Human Rights Watch
Title variation
  • Harm to women from Bangladesh's discriminatory laws on marriage, separation, and divorce
  • Bangladesh
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"will I get my dues - before I die?"
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Language
eng
Summary
For decades Bangladesh's antiquated personal laws governing marriage, divorce, and separation have discriminated against women and remained frozen in time. The different laws for Muslims, Hindus, and Christians establish greater barriers to divorce for women than men, provide vague guidance on maintenance claims, ignore women's contributions to households, and lack provisions for division of marital property upon divorce. Based on interviews with 120 women who have experienced the shortcomings of Bangladesh's personal laws, as well as the expertise and experience of judges, family court lawyers, women's rights experts, and government officials, 'Will I Get My Dues... Before I Die?' highlights the adverse consequences of these discriminatory laws on women, their dependents, and their ability to enjoy basic rights. The report documents the difficulties of enforcing even the limited maintenance or alimony awards women might get in family courts. The discriminatory family laws, which are incompatible with international human rights law, contribute to the impoverishment of many women at the time of marital breakdown. This report highlights the demands of women's rights groups in Bangladesh for law reform and calls on the government to forge ahead with reforms, amend family court procedures, and improve social assistance programs to meet the profound needs of many divorced and separated women
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ZYF
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  • illustrations
  • facsimiles
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no index present
LC call number
KNG516
LC item number
.K37 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Human Rights Watch (Organization)
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Kashyap, Aruna
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  • Women
  • Women
  • Marriage
  • Divorce
  • Marriage (Islamic law)
  • Divorce (Islamic law)
  • Marriage (Hindu law)
  • Divorce (Hindu law)
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"Will I get my dues -- before I die?" : Harm to women from Bangladesh's discriminatory laws on marriage, separation, and divorce, Human Rights Watch
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  • "September 2012"--Table of contents page
  • "This report was researched and written by Aruna Kashyap, researcher for the Women's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch"--P. 104
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Summary -- Key recommendations -- Methodology -- I. Women's economic status and the implications of marriage. Overview ; Background on women's economic status ; Marriage and its economic implications -- II. Laws relating to marriage, divorce, and separation. Personal laws ; Lack of marital property law ; Reform of personal laws -- III. Impacts of Bangladesh's discriminatory personal laws on married, divorced, and separated women. Domestic violence ; Economic harm -- IV. The legal obstacle course. Informal mediation or "shalish" ; Courtroom battles -- V. State assistance to divorced and separated women, and women facing domestic violence. Government women's shelters ; Vagrant homes ; Social assistance programs ; Land distribution programs -- VI. Bangladesh's obligations under international law. Right to equality during marriage and at its dissolution ; Right to social security -- VII. Recommendations
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
109 p.
Isbn
9781564329356
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(pbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill.,
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  • ocn811060383
  • (OCoLC)811060383
Label
"Will I get my dues -- before I die?" : Harm to women from Bangladesh's discriminatory laws on marriage, separation, and divorce, Human Rights Watch
Link
Publication
Note
  • "September 2012"--Table of contents page
  • "This report was researched and written by Aruna Kashyap, researcher for the Women's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch"--P. 104
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Summary -- Key recommendations -- Methodology -- I. Women's economic status and the implications of marriage. Overview ; Background on women's economic status ; Marriage and its economic implications -- II. Laws relating to marriage, divorce, and separation. Personal laws ; Lack of marital property law ; Reform of personal laws -- III. Impacts of Bangladesh's discriminatory personal laws on married, divorced, and separated women. Domestic violence ; Economic harm -- IV. The legal obstacle course. Informal mediation or "shalish" ; Courtroom battles -- V. State assistance to divorced and separated women, and women facing domestic violence. Government women's shelters ; Vagrant homes ; Social assistance programs ; Land distribution programs -- VI. Bangladesh's obligations under international law. Right to equality during marriage and at its dissolution ; Right to social security -- VII. Recommendations
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
109 p.
Isbn
9781564329356
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill.,
System control number
  • ocn811060383
  • (OCoLC)811060383

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