lslamic Family Law and Women Empowerment in lndonesia: Legal Reforms and judges' Works

Nurlaelawati, Euis (2012) lslamic Family Law and Women Empowerment in lndonesia: Legal Reforms and judges' Works. In: Religious Activism and Women's Development in Southeast Asia. Bunga Rampai, Vol. 1 (No. 1). CENTRE FOR RESEARCH ON ISLAMIC AND MALAY AFFAIRS, Singapore, pp. 250-265. ISBN 9789810712457

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Like other Muslim countries, Indonesia has also responded to the growing demand for certain ty in the legal status of women by introducing a number of legal reform s. However, a number of Muslim feminists consider these reforms inadequate in ensu ring justice for women. In addition, although a number of judges have fo llowed the new rules on the issues brought to them , some still demonstrate their admiration for classical legal doctrines, an attitude that creates gender inequalities. This essay examines the attempts of the state in developing the legal status of women in specific areas fall ing within the domain of the family. I observe how a number of Muslim fe minists react to the reforms and how they negotiate their views on gender issues in the context of legal development. By presenting a number of examples from the work of judges in religious courts on the issue, I attempt to understand how th ey view legal reforms on gender issues.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: lslamic Family Law and Women Empowerment, lndonesia, Legal Reforms, judges' Works
Subjects: Hukum Keluarga
Hukum Keluarga > Keluarga Islam
Divisions: Buku
Depositing User / Editor: Sugeng Hariyanto, SIP (
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2017 09:15
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2017 09:18

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