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Afghan women and politicians march together in protest against a new marriage law approved by the Wolesi Jirga, Afghanistan’s Lower House of Parliament. According to the new law, Shiite men can deny their wives food and sustenance if they refuse to obey their husbands' sexual demands. In the wake of international outrage, President Hamid Karzai had promised to review the legislation. Instead, it was quietly passed in the run-up to the 2009 presidential elections.

protest against new marriage laws

Photographie/Photograph par/by Lataria Farshad/Pajhwok