Jordan: scrap the "marry your rapist" law!

To King Abdullah, and members of the Jordanian parliament:

As citizens from across the globe, we strongly urge you to completely scrap Article 308 which provides rapists with a loophole to escape punishment. No matter what amendments are proposed, they won't protect women as strongly as repealing Article 308 would.

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When Lubna was 14, she was top of her class and her parents hoped she’d grow up to become a doctor. Instead, she was raped by her cousin, and then forced to marry him by a law designed to “protect her family's honor.”

The law also let her rapist off without punishment. Scot-free.


In just 24 hours, Jordanian lawmakers could scrap this law,but a few conservative MPs are looking to keep it alive. Let’s quickly build a massive petition telling them this law's got to go.Our voices will be delivered directly inside Parliament during their debate!

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