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South Africa's 'Traditional Courts Bill' Impairs Rights of 12 Million Rural Women


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Cal
- 876 days ago - ipsnews.net
The Traditional Courts Bill currently under discussion in South Africa's parliament could undermine the rights of 12 million rural women.



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pam w. (191)
Monday May 28, 2012, 11:05 pm
Sounds much like SHARIA LAW, doesn't it? And we all know how well women fare under THAT!
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (276)
Monday May 28, 2012, 11:10 pm
WRONG
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 29, 2012, 3:18 am
noted
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Tuesday May 29, 2012, 4:41 am
Thanks.
 

s M. (0)
Tuesday May 29, 2012, 8:37 am
This is going backwards. Why has it even come on the agenda??

As one of comments observes it very like Islam Sharia law in thinking towards women ... S Africa was never Islamic so how??

The Arab Spring could be said to be Middle Eastern States doing evolution that prevented previously by Western powers installing puppet dictators to ensure oil and shipping routes and now Islam and rule is jostling for position ... but cannot see this as explanation for this inappropriate resurrection.
 

s M. (0)
Tuesday May 29, 2012, 8:39 am
This is going backwards. Why has it even come on the agenda??

As one of comments observes it very like Islam Sharia law in thinking towards women ... S Africa was never Islamic so how??

The Arab Spring could be said to be Middle Eastern States doing evolution that prevented previously by Western powers installing puppet dictators to ensure oil and shipping routes and now Islam and rule is jostling for position ... but cannot see this as explanation for this inappropriate resurrection.
 

Kristen Giffin (17)
Tuesday May 29, 2012, 9:32 am
Wow, that's kind of scary.
 

Kristen H. (25)
Tuesday May 29, 2012, 10:29 am
Oh my goodness. Not So. Africa too. Again. Lord, help heal this world from all the evil! Sheeze Louise!
 

Lucy Bell (9)
Tuesday May 29, 2012, 12:34 pm
How could the south african government tolerate that? I don't get it. Custom or no custom, a democracy should not accept undemocratic rules
 

Tom Sullivan (98)
Tuesday May 29, 2012, 1:00 pm
Go figure, sounds like our Repugs
 

Florence Eaise (132)
Tuesday May 29, 2012, 2:45 pm
seems to me that whenever the word tradition comes up its always at the expense of a woman because traditionally women werent thought of!!! Thanks for the article THIS woman is outraged!!!!!
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Tuesday May 29, 2012, 4:46 pm
Thanks Cal.
 
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