Thursday, July 23, 2009

Afghanistan women outraged at proposed family planning law| Women | Life and style | The Guardian

The proposed law led to furious protests from women's groups. It sanctioned marital rape and brought back Taliban-era restrictions on women by outlining when a woman could leave her house and the circumstances in which she has to have sex with her husband; Shia woman would be allowed to leave home alone "for a legitimate purpose" only which the law does not define, and could refuse sex with their husbands only when ill or menstruating.
Afghanistan women outraged at proposed family planning law| Women | Life and style | The Guardian
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