This report forms part of an initiative aimed at promoting human rights and legal women' s rights through the strategic use of the marriage contract. This project seeks to raise awareness among women of the importance of the clauses stipulated in the marriage contracts protecting their rights. Another objective is to promote the application of marriage contracts by legal professionals and authorities responsible for the signing of these contracts. In the line of several consultations and education campaigns, the report presents the results of the research studies conducted in partnership with 11 local NGOs and lawyers in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia in 2010.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.