March Against Marital Rape!
March against abuse! that sounds more like what it should be called.
It makes no sensible logic in society, nor in religion to allow any gender physical abusive over another.
The March will take place tomorrow, Saturday 14 January, 2012
Time: 12 noon [p.m]
Startup Point: Interior Ministry near the Sanayeh Garden
End Point: Parliament at Nejmeh Square, Down Town
More info can be found on the facebook event.
“Diary of a Dazed & Confused” has an amazing round up of what the blog-o-sphere has been buzzing about the topic.
The Kafa foundation study and Report: CEDAW [Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women][PDF]
The Penal Code 503 & 504 include penalties for any person that forcefully abuses/attacks a person that is not their wife with up to 10 years in person. Emphasis: Not the Wife. The code clearly leaves wives vulnerable to the the exploitation by the spouse. [read more here (Ar)]
As a country that has signed the Human Rights Declaration and proudly states in the front page of the constitution, what a shame.