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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-30-09 08:08 AM
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No explicit provision in the Afghan penal code that criminalises rape
Edited on Mon Nov-30-09 08:08 AM by NNN0LHI
http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/news/international/Rape_in_Afghanistan_a_profound_problem_U_N_says.html?siteSect=143&sid=11560558&cKey=1259581078000&ty=ti

November 30, 2009 - 11:32 AM Rape in Afghanistan a profound problem, U.N. says
By Yara Bayoumy

KABUL (Reuters) - Rape in Afghanistan is under-reported, concealed and a human rights problem of "profound proportions," the United Nations said on Monday.

Norah Niland, the United Nations' human rights representative in Afghanistan, said field research conducted late last year and early this year found rape affected all parts of Afghanistan, across all communities and social groups.

"Women and girls are at risk of rape in their homes, in their villages and in detention facilities," Niland said at a news conference in Kabul, as part of a 16-day activism campaign against gender violence.

"It is a human rights problem of profound proportions." snip

"It's also a problem because there is very little possibility of finding justice, there is no explicit provision in the 1976 Afghan penal code that criminalises rape," Niland said.
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Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-30-09 08:20 AM
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1. K&R
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-30-09 08:23 AM
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2. if i knew i would be stoned for reporting a rape, guessin i would hesitate. nt
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get the red out Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-30-09 08:48 AM
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3. You beat me to it!
Indeed, why would you ask for a death sentense on top of being raped.

What do we expect anyway? Extremist religion = hatred and opression of women. Sometimes I think the sole purpose of religion is to make the lives of females an absolute living hell. If we aren't careful the so-called "Christians" will try to create such a society here. We cut the religious extremists of this world, and our own country, slack at our own very great risk.

Nothing can be done to help these people, their religion makes them a completely lost cause. Time to get out of there.
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avalonofmists Donating Member (54 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-30-09 09:08 AM
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4. It is past time to get out of Afgan.
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TheMadMonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-30-09 11:10 AM
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7. No, its purpose is to place absolute power over others in the hands of a select few.
Biology handed women the shitty end of the stick. Some men have turned its application into an art form.

However, there is another facet of the relationships between men and women in some of the more repressive Islamic cultures. For their first ten years or so, the women folk hold near absolute power over the children and terrorise the boys. And then the boys are given their turn under the direction of the men. I'm not blaming the women, but they have become culturally a part of their own problem.

It's just a little more complicated than "Tharg see woman. Tharg club woman. Tharg take woman."
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-30-09 09:09 AM
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5. But, but, we are supposed to RESPECT other cultures! *SARCASM*
Barbaric tribal BS! :puke:
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get the red out Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-30-09 09:33 AM
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6. Yes!!!
Edited on Mon Nov-30-09 09:34 AM by get the red out
You got it. Time to respect that they are completely useless as a society, due to their religion and culture, and not spend another damned dime there and tell it like it is. I am sick of respecting misogyny at home or abroad.

I can't stand that culture and don't want to devote anything to either killing them or pretending we can help them.
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-30-09 11:33 AM
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8. This is the government we are supporting and defending.
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gaspee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-30-09 11:52 AM
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9. I don't think it's Afghanis in particular
IN how many places where society has broken down do we see an epidemic of rape and other violence? I'd say all of them. What is the deal with some (OK, a lot of) men that when there isn't a stronger entity keeping them in check, they prey on those weaker than themselves? In most cases it happens to be women and children, but they'd prey on weaker men too, when given the chance.
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