Algeria was agog on Tuesday as several women took to the streets to protest against a family code they consider demeaning while commemorating International Women’s Day in the conservative country.
The family code was adopted in 1984 and is drawn from Islamic Sharia law and which talks about property ownership.
Several women chanted slogans and scuffled with security in the capital Algiers.
Futah Sadat, a lawyer said the struggle for a free democratic Algeria cannot be divided and separated at all from the struggle for equality between men and women. As you notice Algerian women have taken to the streets with all courage to say that they exist and will remain present until they get a response to their constant struggle.
The Feminists in the country termed the law biased and limiting because it renders women as minors compared to men.