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lunedì 17 settembre 2012
Bangladesh: Discriminatory Family Laws Fuel Female Poverty.
The members of Bangladesh
Mahila Parishad, a leading women’s rights organization, attend a rally
to mark International Women's day in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Saturday,
March 8, 2008. The banner reads "International Women's Day rally. Gender
equality needs equal rights to property and resource."
discriminatory personal laws on marriage, separation, and divorce trap
many women and girls in abusive marriages or drive them into poverty
when marriages fall apart. In many cases these laws contribute to
homelessness, hunger, and ill-health for divorced or separated women and
their children. The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the
World Food Programme (WFP) have recorded significantly higher levels of
food insecurity and poverty among female-headed Bangladeshi households.