Marriage laws in modern China still leave women behind

Marriage laws in modern China still leave women behind

Leta Hong Fincher – WNN Opinion (WNN) Beijing, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: China’s Supreme People’s Court in August, 2011 issued a new interpretation of the country’s Marriage Law to state that after divorce, marital property belongs solely to the person who took out a mortgage and registered as home owner. Most residential property is registered […]

INDIA: Marriage definitions change may skip religious identification

INDIA: Marriage definitions change may skip religious identification

Terry Wing and David DeForest – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Uttar Predesh, INDIA: A proposed amendment to India’s marriage law would end the requirement to cite one’s religious affiliation. The move is seen as a way to ease cultural pressures on inter-faith marriages. Proponents of the amendment say it will encourage marriage registration by those who previously were […]

Change for Saudi women ‘one step forward, two steps back’

Change for Saudi women ‘one step forward, two steps back’

Maha Akeel – WNN Opinion (WNN) JEDDAH: “Saudi Arabia is not yet ready for women to participate in the upcoming municipal elections on 23 April.” The election commissioner made this bold statement, referring to women’s roles as both voters and candidates. Two years earlier, however, the first female deputy minister was appointed, and in 2005 […]