Afghan Women: "We Want Our Rights"

by
Abby Zimet
Afghan Shiite Muslim protesters shout during a demonstration in Kabul

More than 200 women protesting in Kabul against a proposed "marital rape law" were stoned and spat on by a furious mob shouting "Death to the slaves of the Christians!" as women police held hands in a protective barrier around the protesters. The widely condemned Shia Family Law, which would legalize marital rape, child marriage and Taliban-like restrictions on women, is under review by the Afghan government.

"I am not afraid," said 18-year-old protester Zara, as men in the crowd jostled her and screamed abuse.
 

 

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