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The “marry your rapist” law is no more in Tunisia

Mounira M. Charrad

The “marry your rapist” law is no more in Tunisia.

By Mounira M. Charrad and Hyun Jeong Ha

The authors examine new legislation in Tunisia aimed at increasing protections for women, such as repealing the country’s “marry-your-rapist” law as well as criminalizing marital rape and domestic violence. Baker Institute Blog: http://bit.ly/2LGQtes