The Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution conducts Discussion Day entitled
“The Independence Financial Disclosure for Women by Sharia and Law and Exploited by Customs”
December 1st, 2016
The Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution hold a discussion meeting entitled “The Independence Financial Disclosure for Women by Sharia and Law and Exploited by Customs” within the Information, Counseling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) in the Gaza Strip project implemented by the Center in partnership with the Norwegian Refugee Council. The participants of the meeting were Dr. Atef Abu Harbeed, Head of the Islamic Shariah Department-Islamic University of Gaza, Mr. Anwar Azam-Bar Association, Mr. Abed Al Monem Al Tahrawi, the Project Coordinator, a number of lawyers, representatives of the Community based organizations (CBOs) and Mukhtars. That took place at Al Salam Abu Hasira in Gaza.
Mrs. Tahani Aziz, a lawyer in the project, opened the meeting by welcoming the participants and indicating the importance of this meeting. On his turn, Dr. Atef Abu Harbeed talked about the financial disclosure in Islam, and that women have an independence financial disclosure by which they’re free to use their money according to their well without any coercion or force whether from their families or husbands. Moreover, Mr. Anwar Azam cleared out the independence of women financial disclosure legally, and that no one can take money from them without their complete agreement. Furthermore, if anyone encroached upon their financial disclosure, women can legally sue him/her.
In addition, the lawyer, Mr. Ahmad Hasouna, cleared out the Center vision regarding women financial disclosure and emphasized on the importance of this old new issue since there are a lot of women suffering from assaulting on their financial disclosure. This meeting was a good opportunity to listen to the participants’ opinions and recommendations to be submitted to the specialist authorities in the independence financial disclosure of women, aiming to change the false view regarding this issue.
Finally, after a long discussion, the meeting concluded to several recommendations which are raising awareness and family education to couples, editing debt bonds to guarantee women rights, working on educating women legally and having intervention from the reform commissions before going to courts.