A pioneering book on the conflict between women’s rights and religious practices — in both theory and practice — with path-breaking and brilliant essays by Lisa Fishbayn, Martha Minow, Ayelet Schar and Pascale Fournier. The exciting reports of worldwide case studies include the groundbreaking initiatives of the pioneering lawyer-activist Susan Weiss on Jewish divorce law (in Israel), and fascinating chronicles of challenges in dealing with Islamic and customary African law. The result is a highly original and very exciting landmark book. It is destined to become the classic work in this newly emerging field.