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Control and Sexuality: The Revival of Zina Laws in Muslim Contexts

 Author: Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Vanja Hamzic  Publisher: Women Living Under Muslim Laws  Published: January 1, 2010  ISBN: 0954494393  Language: English

Control and Sexuality examines zina laws in some Muslim contexts and communities in order to explore connections between the criminalisation of sexuality, gender-based violence and women’s rights activism. The Violence is Not Our Culture Campaign and the Women Living Under Muslim Laws network present this comparative study and feminist analysis of zina laws as a contribution to the broader objective of ending violence in the name of ‘culture’. It is hoped that the publication will help activists, policy-makers, researchers and other civil society actors acquire a better understanding of how culture and/or religion are invoked to justify laws that criminalise women’s sexuality and subject them to cruel, inhuman and degrading forms of punishment.

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