Yesterday, some 300 women in Afghanistan marched in protest of a new law severely restricting the rights of women. The law allows for marital rape, mandating that a man can demand sex from his wife every four days. The law further regulates when a woman may leave the home, requiring permission from her husband, and criminalizes a woman who refuses to wear make-up if her husband demands it. The law applies to the Shiite minority in Afghanistan.
The women who gathered to protest faced huge opposition and were significantly outnumbered. They were met with verbal abuse and had stone hurled at them. Below is video footage provided by the Associated Press: