'Worse than the Taliban' - new law rolls back rights for Afghan women




Jon Boone in Kabul
The Guardian, Tuesday 31 March 2009


Hamid Karzai has been accused of trying to win votes in Afghanistan's presidential election by backing a law the UN says legalises rape within marriage and bans wives from stepping outside their homes without their husbands' permission.

The Afghan president signed the law earlier this month, despite condemnation by human rights activists and some MPs that it flouts the constitution's equal rights provisions.

The final document has not been published, but the law is believed to contain articles that rule women cannot leave the house without their husbands' permission, that they can only seek work, education or visit the doctor with their husbands' permission, and that they cannot refuse their husband sex.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Application For Pakistani Visa At Gerry’s Visa Services in Bradford - My Experience

Are Balochis Becoming A Minority In Balochistan?

Mir Chakar Khan Rind - A Warrior Hero Of Baluchistan & Punjab Provinces of Pakistan