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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

(p.46) 2 The Puzzle of Non-Adoption
Bargaining For Women'S Rights

Alice J. Kang

University of Minnesota Press

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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