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Bargaining For Women'S RightsActivism in an Aspiring Muslim Democracy$
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Alice J. Kang

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816692170

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816692170.001.0001

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The Puzzle of Non-Adoption

The Puzzle of Non-Adoption

Why Niger Has No Family Code

Chapter:
(p.46) 2 The Puzzle of Non-Adoption
Source:
Bargaining For Women'S Rights
Author(s):

Alice J. Kang

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816692170.003.0003

Chapter Two examines how, to no avail, women’s activists tried to reform Niger’s family laws from independence in 1960 through 2011. The rise of a conservative religious movement and its issuing of a curse and the public burning of the draft law effectively silenced women’s activists.

Keywords:   Niger, family, laws, law, independence, religious movement, conservative, silence, women’s activists

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