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In 18 countries, married women cannot get a job without their husband’s permission: Bahrain, Bolivia, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Gabon, Guinea, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Mauritania, Niger, Qatar, Sudan, Syria, United Arab Emirates, West Bank and Gaza and Yemen.
In 30 countries, married women cannot choose where to live, and in 19 they are legally obligated to obey their husbands.
Women in the Middle East and North Africa face the most wide-ranging constraints, including laws that prohibit women from applying for a passport or getting a job without their husband’s permission. The region is home to 11 of the world’s most restrictive economies: Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iran, Yemen, Iraq, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Syria, Qatar and Kuwait.
In 1986 – about 40 years after the beginning of Apartheid – South Africa's most important trad- ing partners (the USA, the EC, and Japan) imposed economic sanctions. During the course of the 1985 debt crisis, the time seemed to have arrived to finally force the Apartheid regime to its knees by economic sanctions.
Bahrain, Bolivia, Cameroon
originally posted by: RAY1990
a reply to: Profusion
The West should do more.
You don't hang around someone who you believe is a bad person. If nations don't believe in our morals such as universal human rights then we shouldn't be their friends.
South Africa changed it's choon as mentioned. Human rights should always become before religious rights (in the west anyways) we shouldn't pick and choose when it's applicable, what is it we need that allows us to slip on what has become more than ideals. Human rights is a fact worldwide and some nations abuse the rights apparantly afforded to all human beings.
Some of our biggest trading "partners" have a horrid track record of oppression... Like China.
originally posted by: pheonix358
It is a difference but is it our place to tell other cultures how to live.
Cultural relativism is the view that all beliefs, customs, and ethics are relative to the individual within his own social context. In other words, “right” and “wrong” are culture-specific; what is considered moral in one society may be considered immoral in another, and, since no universal standard of morality exists, no one has the right to judge another society’s customs.
originally posted by: avgguy
Man hillary Clinton has taken money from countries on that list. Makes you think that she doesn't care about women's rights as much as her campaign says she does.
'Selling' Children Is a Radical Form of Religion