A new Shiite personal status law has been passed in Afghanistan’s parliament house and signed by the president Karzai in March 2009.
This law contravenes the Afghan’s own constitution on gender equality and also many international treaties signed by the Afghan government, including those specifically related to women's rights. Under this law a woman needs her husband’s permission to leave the house and marital rape is legalized.
Join a protest to defend the Afghanistan women’s rights.
Condemn Afghanistan’s government for passing the anti-women legislation.
Call on Afghan government to abrogate the law.
Call on Australian government to pressure on Afghan government to uphold to its responsibility on women’s rights.
The Repeal the new Shiite law in Afghanistan petition to politicians and influential people was written by Abdul Hekmat and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.