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Afghan MPs block divisive women’s rights law #WTFnews

Legislation was approved by President Karzai in 2009, but stalled by conservative MPs who deemed it un-Islamic. Last Modified: 18 May 2013 14:27 President Hamid Karzai approved the law by decree in 2009, but it needs parliamentary approval [Reuters] Afghanistan’s parliament… Continue Reading →

Karzai’s backing of strict Islamic code (that allows men to beat their wives)

  It is a giant step back for women’s rights in Afghanistan‘ Activists worried women’s rights being used as bargaining chip in negotiations with the Taliban New code promotes segregation of the sexes By DAMIEN GAYLE Reversal: Afghan president Hamid Karzai… Continue Reading →

Afghanistan: Hundreds Of Women, Girls Jailed For ‘Moral Crimes’

Kabul – The Afghan government should release the approximately 400 women and girls imprisoned in Afghanistan for “moral crimes,” Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. The United States and other donor countries should press the Afghan… Continue Reading →

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