The controversial law permits women and men to have an equal inheritance, contradicting the Qur’anic verse which states the share of women's inheritance is half that of men's. The law will also guarantee a freedom of choice between following the constitution or the Sharia Islamic law.
“At the root level, the picture is very different. If you only think about the top of the pyramid then yes, things are good. But other than that, you will not find any empowerment of women because when a woman has no economic, social or decision-making right and power, then the foundation cannot be strong.”