Empowerment Of Women And The Development Of Muslim Family Law

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Empowerment of Women and the development of Muslim family Law in Bangladesh

1. Introduction

All over the world women from various cultural and social backgrounds have a long tradition of rights and responsibilities to live in society with respect and dignity. Though there are difference between men and women in specific aptitude, powers and functions they have to be regarded as complementary to each other. We can’t deny that one sex is making up what other lacks acting in specific sphere in different roles. But throughout the history women observe oppression, maltreatment and discrimination. To provide for the women their rights and responsibilities they have the world community came forward with the volume of conventions, conferences, treaties and municipal laws for example The Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR) 1948, The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) 1966, The European Convention on Human Rights and so on. But the diverse imposed customs, social mentality, reluctance of government, orthodoxies and superstitions are keeping their rights suffocated.
In Bangladesh, religion and official family laws are concerned about betterment of the status of women. But there is always a power game to deprive women from economic empowerment and they suffer systematic denial of land and property rights in many cases.
Many laws and regulations have been enacted and there is a volume of legal reforms in Muslim family law to combat the ideas

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