The fight for govt to recognise Muslim marriages continues

UCT Professor Waheeda Amien spoke to John Maytham on CapeTalk about the challenges faced by Muslim women in marriage.

CAPE TOWN - The Women's Legal Centre and other organisations wants government to pass legislation that will recognise Muslim marriages and divorces to protect Muslim women.

Muslim men and women are not able to access civil benefits that are available to those who have their marriages registered under the Marriage Act or the Customary Marriages Act.

At the same time, women who face discrimination within Muslim communities are often unable to challenge the interpretation of their rights, for instance, when seeking a divorce.

Listen to SoundCloud above as UCT Professor Waheeda Amien delves into the issues faced by Muslim women, and explains what's being done about it today.

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