In vain we live in the 21st century, there are parts of the world where still a lots of meaningless religious and moral laws, which only afflict the women. In many countries strict rules forbid discrimination between the genders however some places still mud underfoot the rights of women.
Where the abortion is bigger sin than the rape – Brazil
The Samba and the Carnival in Rio, two things which sure come to mind for everybody about Brazil. However less people know that in this deeply religious country still strictly forbid the abortion – independently of age, circumstances of the become pregnant and also the expectant mother able to bring up the child. Thus, the Brazilian women have to find other solutions, but in consequence of these hundreds of women lose their lives in every year. Many women ask help from charlatans, who work in very bad hygiene circumstances. Many women ask help from charlatans, who work in very bad hygiene circumstances. The luckier women have enough money to leave the country to find a specialist. There is a Dutch abortion ship, which put into port at coast of countries where there are similar rights against the abortion. On the ship there are sexual educations and specialist help to decide, for example when ascertainable that the baby has something illness within the uterus. Women, who don’t want the baby, because they are victims of rape or don’t want to bring up an illness child have possibility for abortion on the ship. In this case the ship put out to the international sea where the qualified doctors do the operations.
Killings of honour
“Women are not given the right to instigate divorce because they are prone to emotional and irrational decision making. A husband, however, can divorce his wife at any time he so wishes.” Ayatollah Ali Moghtadai. In some countries rule of the family as a community is so strong that they able to kill their family members to restore the reputation of family in the case of a slander. Most often women are victims of these brutal traditions. Their punishment is the death because of their ‘rebellious’ behavior, but often for nothing. Sometimes just set down a refusal of man against these unfortunate women and girls as a crime. For example they refuse the marriage, or they want to divorce or they fall in love with another man. The adulteress or the raped women are condemn by themselves families and sometimes they kill them also. They do it in the name of morals and they think this is right. Last year the UNICEF published shocking information about these killings of honour. In India every year 5,000 women are killed by family members, but this cruel treatment happened in many countries already, including Albania, Brazil, Iraq or Israel. In Germany, England, Canada and the USA had happened before, the most common among the immigrants.
The abduction of women is a tradition in some parts of Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan. In these Central Asian countries family of the young man choose a fiancée for him so that they abduction the young girl and they force her to get married. First days women members of the fiancé family try to break resistance of the unfortunate fiancée with locking up. Sometimes the family of the girl is part of the abduction. Mainly when the marriage is advantageous for them too. Some girls able to escape and nowadays in some places these terrible abductions became playful fiancée elopement when the young couple love each other. But unfortunately lot of girls will be a victim of it still. The wife abduction has followers in Ethiopia and Rwanda also. Not rarely in these countries when the men members of the fiancé family rape the abducted girl. They make the fiancée pregnant then they force her to get married. If the pregnant fiancée escapes, she hasn’t possibility to start a new life or get married with another man, because the society condemn them.
Where there isn’t job and forbid to divorce for women – Malta
Malta is an enchantingly beautiful member of the European Union where 4 % of the population are priests, nuns or monks, so no wonder that there are catholic church almost in every square kilometre of the island. Because of conservative rules the employment of women is extraordinary low, less than 10%, which is very unusual in the European Union countries. These conservative rules there are in the private life of couples too. These conservative rules against women there are in the private life of couples too. In Malta the women mustn’t divorce and also forbid the abortion for them. Only in this state – within EU – forbid to live together before marriage and wear topless at the beaches. Malta is a special member of the EU. Because of protest of Malta the member-states can’t to make a uniform rule which regulate the divorce between couple from different EU countries.
Written by Ilona Kaszanyi