Saturday, 18 May 2013

Afghanistan: That's Progress

Afghani Lawmakers Have drafted Domestic Abuse Legislation and then Deliberated (for 4 years) before bringing it to a vote.
The Legislation Failed to Pass! ... I'm Shocked!


Afghanistan's parliament has failed to pass a law banning violence against women, a severe setback to progress made on women's rights in the conservative Muslim country since the Islamist Taliban was toppled more than a decade ago.

President Hamid Karzai approved the law by decree in 2009 but parliament's endorsement was required. A rift between conservative and more secular members resulted in debate being deferred to a later date. Religious members objected to at least eight articles in the legislation, including halving of the number of wives permitted to two.

It's Against The Law (Shariah Law)

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