Middle East Disadvantages

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Abstract -Customary laws, Islamic laws, imported European laws, and reformed versions of Islamic laws affect women in" Varying degrees in the different Middle Eastern legal systems. Women legal status of in the Middle East has been in transition since the early part of the twentieth century, and the status does not seem to have been settled. The improvement in the status of women has not resulted from pressures from women's groups as much as from the desire of male members of the political elite to modernize and industrialize their societies. Thus, using law reform as a tool of social engineering. It is where political leadership has judged that legal reforms in the status of women would promote the achievement of full modernization that reforms have been made.
Legal issues involving women's status in the Middle East tend to be quite different from those in the West. Although there are feminist organizations in Middle Eastern countries, they tend to be small and to lack significant input into the political process. According to Islamic law women are given women full legal capacity once they attain puberty. Muslim women, even in medieval times enjoyed rights that Western women only won much later, such as the right to sue and to be sued, the right to own and manage property, and to enter into contracts and conduct business.
Introduction-Human security remains a major barrier to human development. The disadvantages facing women especially in the Middle East are major source
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