Various reports say the legislation would make it illegal for Shia women to refuse their husbands sex, leave the house without their permission or have custody of children.Read the full article here, or watch the CBC video below.
..."How can we say that our soldiers are there to protect women's rights when the Western-backed leader of this nation pushes through laws like this?" said NDP MP Dawn Black.
"Allowing women to be treated like a piece of property … is this what we're fighting for? Is this what our people are dying for in Afghanistan?"
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Afghan Women Losing More Rights
The CBC reports that the Afghan government recently announced new laws that further strip women of their rights and give increasing control to men.