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Gender, Sexuality and the Criminal Laws in the Middle East and North Africa: A Comparative Study

February, 2005
Dr. Sherifa Zuhur, Women for Women's Human Rights--NEW WAYS

This study outlines key beliefs and principles that defined the course of legal approaches to issues affecting women in the Middle East and North Africa. Such topics include rape, adultery, honor killings, battery and wife-beating, murder, abortion, infanticide (where abortion is unavailable), sex trafficking, sex work, sexual abuse, incest, homosexuality, transsexuality, and FGM.