KAUM PEREMPUAN, bersatulah dlm menentang umur 12 sbg umur layak kawin.
Kebiasaan di zaman baeula ketika perempuan dianggap sedikit lebih tinggi
dari binatang piaraan, mungkin batasa umur semuda ini bisa diterima,
tetapi di abad ke-21 sudah jelas tidak pantas lagi.

Anak2 perempuan yg memang tidak diharapkan masuk sekolah apalagi ke
perguruan tinggi dan bisa bekerja mencari nafkah di zaman lalu, memang
dianggap sbg manausia yg seluruh nasib-hidupnya tergantung dari
lalaki/suami. Sekarang perempuan mempunyai hak dan kewajiban yg setara
dg kaum laki2 dan terbukti bhw kaum perempuan mampu mencapai jenjang
karir yg sepadan dg laki2.

Bangsa dan negara yg terus melecehkan, menindas kaum perempuan (50% dari
ciptaan Tuhan) pasti akan terus terpuruk dlm banyak bidang termasuk
ekonomi, kesejahteraan dan keadilan!

Hayo kaum-ku jadilah Srikandi2 modern yg turut mengambil bagian secara
aktif, terhormat dan mulai dlm memajukan bangsa dan negara kita.

Gabriela Rantau

--- In zamanku@yahoogroups.com, "mediacare" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> Dalam RUU Pornografi yang diusung para pendukung Syariah Islam, juga
> disebutkan soal batasan usia 12 tahun bagi kaum perempuan. Normalnya,
di
> negeri-negeri pengusung HAM, berpatokan pada usia 17 atau 21 tahun.
>
> Kenapa 12 tahun? Itulah usia dimana Aisyah dinikahi Nabi.
>
> salam,
>
> rd
>
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "sunny" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> To: <Undisclosed-Recipient:;>
> Sent: Friday, August 29, 2008 3:29 AM
> Subject: [mediacare] Para perawan bau kencur dijadikan komoditas
>
>
> >
http://www.arabnews.com/?page=7&section=0&article=113440&d=27&m=8&y=2008\
&pix=opinion.jpg&category=Opinion
> >
> >
> >
> >            Wednesday 27 August 2008 (26 Sha`ban 1429)
> >
> >
> >
> > Editorial: Young girls as commodities
> > 27 August 2008
> > THERE have been several cases reported recently of young girls, some
as
> > young as seven or eight, being married off by their parents to men
in
> > their 50s, 60s or even older. In some instances, parents are
literally
> > selling their daughters to older men purely for financial reasons --
to
> > settle debts or to gain a substantial dowry for their own use.
> >
> > The practice is repugnant. Young girls are being treated as
potential sex
> > slaves, commodities to be bought and sold at whim to satisfy the
lusts of
> > old men. It has to be stopped. The Grand Mufti has spoken against it
and
> > so too has the Saudi Human Rights Commission (HRC). Only this week,
the
> > head of the commission, Turki Al-Sudairi, called on the Saudi
authorities
> > to put an end to these marriages.
> >
> > There are several issues at stake in what is incontestably a human
rights
> > violation. The first is the issue of consent. We are not talking
about
> > girls old enough to make a decision for themselves. We are taking
about
> > eight-, nine- and 10-year olds and girls even younger. The fact that
most
> > marriages here -- and in so many countries -- are arranged by
parents is
> > irrelevant; the bride still has to give her consent, a pivotal
element for
> > a valid Islamic marriage. Even at 18 and older, she invariably does
give
> > her consent, believing her parents have made the right choice for
her. But
> > that is the point: Girls in their late teens are fully aware of what
they
> > are doing. There is no way, however, that an eight-year-old girl can
> > possibly understand what is happening. These are not arranged
marriages;
> > they are forced marriages -- contrary to Islam as well as to any
sense of
> > natural justice.
> >
> > The second issue is money. It is quite clear that in many of these
> > marriages, girls are being treated as objects, something to be
bought and
> > sold. As for parents keeping and using the dowry for themselves,
this
> > again raises the issue of consent. In Islam, the dowry must be given
to
> > the bride. It is illegal in Islam to take someone else's property
without
> > their consent, be he or she a stranger or a son or daughter.
> >
> > Lastly, there is also the matter of the girl's needs. At eight or
12, she
> > is still a child, far too young and immature to take on the role of
wife,
> > sexual partner and mother. Children need their childhood if they are
to
> > grow up into balanced human beings. Marrying such young girls to
older
> > men, especially men over 50, exposes them to both psychological and
> > physical risk. It may well damage them, again both psychologically
and
> > physically, for the rest of their lives.
> >
> > The HRC has already managed to prevent one wedding between a
10-year-old
> > girl and a 70-year-old man. Clearly it will act in a similar way if
it
> > learns of other such planned unions. But that is not an acceptable
state
> > of affairs. Many others will happen - simply because the commission
will
> > not hear about them. They have to be made illegal, with penalties
for the
> > parents and the would-be husbands. In other parts of the world, men
who
> > marry prepubescent girls and parents who allow their young daughters
to
> > marry older men can end up in jail. The authorities here in the
Kingdom
> > need to act at once in order to protect young girls
> >
> >
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