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Nearly a decade after shattering the glass ceiling of Islamic jurisprudence, the first woman judge to be appointed to a Shariah court in the Middle East says women's rights still have a way to go. Kholoud al-Faqih was at the Toronto Film Festival Monday for the premiere of Erika Cohn's documentary "The Judge," which looks at Shariah through the eyes of the first woman judge to be appointed to the Middle East's religious courts.Only two other women have been named to the Palestinian Shariah court since Faqih and Wuheidi's appointments in 2009 .Israel appointed its first female judge to a Shariah court in April.The film opens with the judge discussing women's rights with groups of Palestinian women.In the film Faqih is asked about Palestinian women needing "equality to men".
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