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Afghan policewomen form human chain to protect women's rights activists in Kabul, 2009

Time period
April 15, 2009 to April 15, 2009
Third-party nonviolent intervention
Total points
6 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
Max Rennebohm 24/01/2011

In March 2009 the Afghan Parliament passed the Shia Personal Status Law, which provided many restrictions and guidelines for the personal lives of Afghanistan’s Shiite Muslims, who made up between fifteen and twenty percent of the total population.  The law was drafted by Shia Clerics and then passed by congress and signed by President Hamid Karzai.