Riots in Bangladesh against women’s inheritance rights

Yesterday evening Euronews reported about the riots of Muslims who were protesting against women receiving the rights to inherit property equally to men in Bangladesh. It was the first time that I actually realized that globally women’s struggle for equal rights will take dozens if not hundreds of years. It was maybe a hundred of women marching, some of  them had severe scars on their faces after men who proposed to them spilled acid on them. Men were throwing rocks and screaming. Rather a strange picture for a post-Soviet person, women against men walking on the streets.

I hope that Kyrgyzstan will never turn to Sharia law which is the justification that they use in Bangladesh.

One thought on “Riots in Bangladesh against women’s inheritance rights

  1. It saddens me as a woman to know how much anger and hostility lies within the hearts of many men. The government hopefully will not back down and then these women will have a choice, they give life and they can choose a husband that will respect them, thus god willing the next generation will be different.

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