Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Afghan women pelted by stones

From the CBC:

Afghan women protesting against a new law that severely undermines women's rights were pelted with stones in the country's capital Wednesday, say reports.

About 300 mostly young women gathered in Kabul to show their opposition to a recently passed law that forbids women from refusing to have sex with their husbands and requires them to get a male relative's permission to leave the house.
Full story here: Afghan women pelted by stones during rape law protest

So what exactly is Canada doing in Afghanistan? According to a government website:
maintain(ing) a more secure environment and establish(ing) law and order by building the capacity of the Afghan National Army and Police, and supporting complementary efforts in the areas of justice and corrections.
Right. FAIL.

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