"Algeria has a law designed to defend women from being made homeless by divorce; a prospect heightened by a severe housing shortage. Advocates, however, say the law is not enforced and women are still winding up in the streets," writes Ilhem Rachidi in a somewhat scatterbrained article.
It caught my attention that some women end up in the streets, literally, not metaphorically. This is a new phenomenon, since previously divorced women were expected to return to their parents' or brothers' house (isn't this one of the justification why a brother gets more of the inheritance than his sister?) Giving custody of children to women, which is what the 2005 Algerian law does, is a huge improvement on what other Arab and Muslim countries have. It took a war of independence and a civil war to get that. Iranian women are targetting particularly these laws in their protests, which the governemnt cracks on.
Afterthought: my comment above doesn't do justice to the issue of custody. For a fuller understanding of the variations regarding the custody laws (and the different meanings for the term), see the discussion in the comment section below.