Egypt: Amending the marriage certificate to protect rape victims

Date posted: October 8, 2009


Group blog Bikya Masr reported: Prominent Egyptian female religious leader Soad Saleh has called on the country ministry of justice to amend its current marriage certificate regulations where women must write “virgin” or “divorced” or “widow” – the latter two considered one category. She said that the ministry should allow a third option to be written on the license that reads “never been married” as a means of protecting the honor of women who have been raped.

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