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Taliban Claims They've Changed, Declares Men Need Women's Consent To Marry Them

Added 12-03-21 11:16:02am EST - “The Taliban banned forced marriages in a Friday decree, saying that women are free persons and not property.” - Dailycaller.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailycaller.com: “Taliban Claims They’ve Changed, Declares Men Need Women’s Consent To Marry Them”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The Taliban banned forced marriages in a Friday decree, saying that women are free persons and not property.

No mention of violence against women or how to prevent it … also, no word about some of the “customs” that hold women back in Afghan society. https://t.co/ncRWpi7ZED

“Both (women and men) should be equal,” the decree said, according to ABC News. “No one can force women to marry by coercion or pressure.” (RELATED: American Citizens In Afghanistan Kicked Out Of Safe Houses Due To US Government Refusal To Cooperate)

The Taliban ordered courts to allow widows to seek the inheritance of their families and to choose who they marry after their husbands die rather than being forced to marry an in-law, ABC News reported. The Taliban reportedly seeks an end to the practice of forcing women into marriage for money or to settle disputes.

The Taliban, which took control of Afghanistan in August, required women to wear full face and head coverings and forbade them from leaving their homes without a male relative as a chaperone during their 1996 to 2001 rule, Reuters reported.

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