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Jehan Sadat: Egypt’s first lady who transformed women’s rights

Jehan Sadat: Egypt's first lady who transformed women's rights

Despite a backlash from conservative Muslims, in the summer of 1979 President Sadat granted her wish and issued decrees improving the divorce status of women, as well as a second law that set aside 30 seats in parliament for women. These measures, which were later passed through parliament, became known …

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