Conflict & Justice

Palestinian Women No Longer Need Husband's Permission for a Divorce

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Hekmat Bessiso says she's suing her ex-husband for the right to see her 6 year-old son for 24 hours every week. (Photo: Matthew Bell)

Palestinian women just won some new freedoms.

They can now initiate divorce proceedings against their husbands.

Before, Muslim women in the West Bank had to get their husbands' consent for a divorce.

The World's Matthew Bell reports from Ramallah.

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