Shorter Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission

We got rid of that marital rape provision in the Shia Personal Status Law, and we tried hard to get legislators to treat you like human beings, but really, is getting forced into sex through starvation all that bad?

BACKGROUND: Note that, according to Human Rights Watch, the Shia Personal Status Law legitimises gender discrimination in the following ways:

The law gives a husband the right to withdraw basic maintenance from his wife, including food, if she refuses to obey his sexual demands. It grants guardianship of children exclusively to their fathers and grandfathers. It requires women to get permission from their husbands to work. It also effectively allows a rapist to avoid prosecution by paying “blood money” to a girl who was injured when he raped her.

IT’S A CANADIAN FACT: The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), which “devotes particular attention and resources to addressing the rights of women and children”, is funded by HM Dominion Government to the tune of 7 million dollars.

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed.