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The situation of women in Maldives provides a comprehensive understanding of the current status of women’s rights and equality, from an individual, institutional and community levels to inform future implementation of programmes to promote equality in the Maldives. The assessment covers the following four thematic areas:

  • Women’s economic empowerment and unpaid care work in the Maldives
  • Do adolescent girls have adequate knowledge to make healthy and informed life choices?
  • Why does MUSAWAH say equality in the Muslim family is “necessary and possible”, and how applicable are these claims to the Maldives’ Muslim context?
  • What constitutes a woman and family friendly framework on child custody, pre-nuptial agreements, marriage, and divorce?