The new Family Code of Mali and Why its Promulgation Has Been Delayed

Published: 20/Apr/2011
Source: Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)

The Personal Status and Family Code of Mali was adopted in 2009 by the National Assembly, but promulgation by the President of Mali has been delayed until now due to the mobilization of Muslim religious organizations opposed to it.

AWID interviewed Djingarey Ibrahim Maiga, the President of Femmes et Droits Humains, and Yaba Tamboura, member of the Steering Committee of Collectif des Femmes du Mali (COFEM) on the status of the new Personal Status and Family Code of Mali (hereafter referred to as the Family Code).

By Massan d’Almeida

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Themes: Discrimination, Gender
Regions: Mali
Year: 2011