The law applies to Afghanistan's Shi'i minority. President Hamid Karzai faced intense pressure to reject this legislation from the international community and from women's rights activists in Afghanistan, who argue that the constitution of Afghanistan ensures equal rights for all citizens, regardless of gender. Nevertheless, with the national.
In war-torn Afghanistan it is not the Taliban that poses the greatest threat to women - it is their own families. 03 Jul 2015 10:08 GMT Human Rights, International Women's Day, Afghanistan, Asia.