Saudi Arabia’s New PR Stunt: Saudi cabinet passes ‘ban’ on domestic violence

From women permitted in the Saudi cabinet (but with a new contingency where no one is permitted to vote for her or her policies) – to domestic violence now being declared a crime.
Yeah, right. How stupid do these people think we are?
Slaves don’t have rights. When an adult woman has to be chaperoned like a child, even by boys who have not even reached puberty, you are nothing but a slave. And as long as Sharia run their countries, these are mere PR stunts for the sake of show and argument. Generally this kind of fakery is created to try and get accepted into some form of political forum or group. Rest assure this is tied into some form of requirement related to growing international political influence.

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Like the joke says: “I treat all my four wives fully equally. I beat them all the same!”.

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Saudi Arabia cabinet passes ban on domestic violence

Heather Saul

Thursday 29 August 2013

Saudi Arabia’s cabinet has passed a ban on domestic violence and other forms of abuse against women for the first time in the Kingdom’s history.

The cabinet approved the ban on physical or sexual violence earlier this week, which applies both at home or within the work place.

The legislation makes domestic violence a punishable crime for the first time. It also provides treatment and shelter for victims of abuse and holds law enforcement agencies accountable for investigating and prosecuting allegations of abuse.

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Getting Away with murder. Literally. Hit her, I dare you

The ban includes penalties of a maximum12 month jail sentence and fines of up to $13,000.

“All civilian or military employees and all workers in the private sector who learn of a case of abuse — by virtue of their work — shall report the case to their employers when they know it,” Alnbawaba reported the cabinet as saying in a statement. “The employers shall report the case to the Ministry of Social Affairs or police when they know it.”

A campaign calling for an end to violence against women was run for the first time earlier in the year, using an image of a woman wearing a hijab with her eyes visible through slits in the veil.

Domestic violence has previously been considered legally a private matter in the Arab state, until the poster was released to encourage more open discussions of the issue.

In the domestic violence advert, one of the woman’s eyes appears blackened and bruised, with the slogan “Some things can’t be covered up” written in Arabic underneath.

The campaign aims to “provide legal protection for women and children from abuse in Saudi Arabia” and is endorsed by the King Kahalid Charitable Foundation, who describe “the phenomenon of battered women in Saudi Arabia” as “much greater than expected”.

Saudi commercial campaign against domestic violence:

According to Aljazeera, this is a grassroots movement organized by a group of young Saudis, sponsored by Jeddah-based music management agency Libra Productions. They are Tweeting photos of themselves holding signs, in Arabic, sharing their thoughts about violence against women. The hashtag, #اضربها (#HitHer) ties it all together.

@Nakar: “Just because you are male doesn’t necessarily mean you are a man”

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@Aseel_Ali: “There is no manliness in violence. I salute your manhood”

@ItsLoosh: “I just fell down the stairs” @Anoufenani “I wish I could tell her”

Translation @mahdaway: “I’d kill myself if I ever thought of hitting you”.

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