Are Muslim women closing the gender gap in Tunisia?

Tunisia has overturned a decades-old ban on women marrying non-Muslim men, sparking heated debate on the streets and on social media.

Human rights groups say it is a landmark move in guaranteeing women’s freedom in the country.

Traditionalists are denouncing the proposal as a violation of Islamic law.

But how far does it go in closing the gender equality gap?

Presenter: Adrian Finighan

Guests:

Riadh Guerfali – a Tunisian lawyer

Amna Guellali – director of Human Rights Watch in Tunusia

Qasim Rashid – advocate of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in America

Source: Al Jazeera News

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