Progress! Saudi Arabia has adopted a law criminalizing domestic violence, several months after a local charity launched a campaign to combat violence against women. Those found guilty of abuse could face prison sentences of up to one year and $13,300 fines. Women are likely to be the main beneficiaries, with “98 percent of physical violence committed by men against women,”  according to the legislation. Read more via Al Jazeera English.

Progress! Saudi Arabia has adopted a law criminalizing domestic violence, several months after a local charity launched a campaign to combat violence against women. Those found guilty of abuse could face prison sentences of up to one year and $13,300 fines. Women are likely to be the main beneficiaries, with “98 percent of physical violence committed by men against women,”  according to the legislation. Read more via Al Jazeera English.

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    Goodness gracious that seems like a mild punishment, but I guess it’s still progress…

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