In the West African state of Mali, the government is planning to bring in major changes to the family code, which forms the basis for family law in the country.
It is aimed at extending the rights of women, but in a country with a growing Islamic population, there is serious opposition the new family code.
Witness travels extensively through this vast country to try to understand what drives women's attitudes to the new rights their government is trying to give them.
About Al Jazeera - Witness
Rageh Omaar presents Witness, a half-hour daily documentary series which features short, specially commissioned or acquired films gathered from independent filmmakers.
Each documentary reveals the unknown lives of ordinary people, following their lives, telling their stories and portraying the challenges that confront them. Our witnesses are people in a situation or those who have observed them first hand.
The films cover conflict, belief, the past and the future and as well as bringing new stories to light they showcase the talents of a new breed of multi-skilled, frontline journalist. In the studio, Rageh will further explore the issues raised in the films, with expert guests on the subject matter and the filmmakers themselves.