Monogamy vs Polygamy in Kazakhstan

14:00 – 15:00 (EG02)

Zhanar Sekerbayeva

The Kazakhstan Parliament deputies broadcast different ideas in a society – from the introduction of the marriage age for girls to 14 years to the introduction of the death penalty for homosexuality. Since 2011 the parliament began to throw the idea of legalization of polygamy. Mass media created new gender stereotypes. The main idea for legalization now is in the forming the equal rights for women who want to be second or third wife and their children. Are you upset in your life? Be the second wife! The Islamisation of Kazakhstan also gives the effect that this way is the one and right, allowed by God. And this is what happened in modern, secular Kazakhstan.

Invitation Politix: Open to all
Language: English
Country: Kazakhstan/Almaty