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UAE decriminalizes alcohol, overhauls laws to bolster women’s rights

UAE decriminalizes alcohol, overhauls laws to bolster women’s rights

In a bid to attract foreign investment and tourism, the United Arab Emirates moved to overhaul some of its strictest Islamic laws and bolster women’s rights. The changes will allow unmarried couples to live together and decriminalize the sale and consumption of alcohol. The changes will be brought into effect immediately, and also introduce tougher penalties for sexual harassment.

Tom A
Tom A
Tim
Tim 2 months

Not surprised for one of THE most progressive Muslim countries in the world. Was one of the most wonderful and beautiful places I visited during my time in the Navy and the citizens love the Sultan. I see why

Daniel
Daniel 2 months

Excellent news! “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”

Rational ific
Rational ific 2 months

Maybe as the West moves towards "woke" culture, the Middle East will move towards Enlightenment culture. Then, we'll be the crazies and they'll be the sane ones. I think it's already moving in that direction.

Indo
Indo 2 months

The long road to correct ancient ideologies is seeing a mini milestone. Hope this maskedup season can help more of them to climb out of fully enclothed public appearances.

IIZard
IIZard 2 months

Holy shet UAE, nice job!

Tyrannus Patriarchus
Tyrannus Patriarchus 2 months

Good news, but if women's rights are now on the agenda perhaps the ruling family should address their abhorrent treatment of the Princesses, and maybe let everyone know where Princess Latifa is after she was kidnapped from a boat and sent back to the UAE 2 years ago?

S
S 2 months

Thank you Donald Trump

Mike Hunt
Mike Hunt 2 months

Women will now have rights? 🙄 There is no future for humanity 😜

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