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.
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.

..."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?"

Read the full article here, or watch the CBC video below.


  1. Folks isn't it time we did away with the religions?
    If you like God, keep him/her or it but get rid of the rest of it.
    You have enough intelligence to be able to tell the difference between good & bad?

    Love this site

  2. To the women of Afghanistan: We are fighting for you as we fight for ourselves.