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Alisabat Musa Girgis at home in Samalut, Minya governate, Egypt, Thursday, June 23, 2011. Alisabat, 31, is in an abusive marriage, but she is unable to obtain a divorce. Several years ago during a day-long fight, she stabbed him and was later convicted and spent one year in prison. As members of a religious minority, Coptic women in Egypt face discrimination and are subject to laws based on Islamic Sharia. Because of the difficulty of getting a divorce in the Coptic Church, some Christian men and women convert to Islam in order to get one, a decision that has far-reaching social and legal consequences for the family and sometimes the entire community. Coptic women's conversion to Islam has been documented to spark sectarian violence in numerous instances.
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2011-06-23
Holly Pickett/Redux/EAST NEWS
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