“Gender issues are going to have to take a back seat to other priorities, There’s no way we can be successful if we maintain every special interest and pet project. All those pet rocks in our rucksack were taking us down.”
We aren’t talking pet projects here. We are talking about the rights of human beings who make up more than 50% of the population who are living in virtual slavery. The modest gains of Afghani women are being rolled back and should we take our eyes off Afghanistan, it will go back to the way it used to be. The new rules bar private safe houses for women who are fleeing abuse. The new rules on those seeking refuge in the country’s public shelters, include the following.
“Women seeking shelter will have to face a monthly forensic exam to monitor their sexual activity, practice and study Islam, and will have to be accompanied to the shelter by either a male relative or a husband. Women will be returned if requested by their families”
Keep in mind this
- The abuse is perpetrated usually by male members of the family or husbands, why would they bring the woman to the shelter? It is a place for women to flee from these individuals.
- Rape is a moral crime, even for the person being raped. If evidence is found then the government would denounce her. The Department for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice still exists with all the madness that it would entail.
- What sort of shelter would return abused people to the people who abuse them? That’s not a shelter as much as a place where your punishments would get worse. And bear in mind a lot of these women are fleeing from attempted honour killings. Women returning from shelters have been killed in the past.