Factbox: Ten laws that unashamedly discriminate against women

Fri Feb 13, 2015 7:04pm EST
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By Emma Batha

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Despite a global push for greater equality 20 years ago, many countries' laws show that men and women are still far from enjoying equal rights. Here is a snapshot of some of the more blatantly discriminatory laws. 

MALTA: If a man kidnaps a woman, he can escape prosecution if he marries her.

SAUDI ARABIA: Women are barred from driving. A 1990 Fatwa says "women's driving of automobiles ... is a source of undeniable vices".

IRAN: A law passed in 2013 allows men to marry their adopted daughters from the age of 13.