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Interfaith marriage in Tunisia

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A marriage in Tunis
A marriage in Tunis Reuters/Zoubeir Souissi

Tunisia has been at the forefront of the debate on women's rights across the Arabic-speaking world since the adoption of the 1956 Personal Status Code that is considered one of the most progressive in the region.

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In September of last year, the Tunisian president revoked the 1973 administrative order preventing Muslim women from marrying non-Muslims.

But despite the ban lift, there have been several reported cases of women encountering difficulties in marrying outside of the Muslim faith.

Alessandra Bajec reports.

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