Mauritanian women say no to polygamy
Husband pledges in contract not to remarry
Many Mauritanian women and their families are now stipulating the one-wife rule as a prerequisite before marriage, but religious scholars have condemned it as a violation to Islamic teaching.
Many of the Mauritanian women now insist on including a condition in the marriage contract that prevents the husband from keeping a previous wife or taking a new one. In case the husband violates this condition, the woman becomes entitled to file an immediate divorce.