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Afghanistan Afghan women, and sometimes even little girls, are sold or traded to pay family debts. So-called honor killings are a constant threat to women, especially in the country's vast rural areas, where even talking to a man who is not a close
ments Zardozi helps Afghan women stitch together their own businesses The NGO Zardozi helps women in Afghanistan start their own businesses by using a skill that most of them already know: sewing. By Paige McClanahan, Correspondent / March 6, 2013
An Afghan woman who was jailed for adultery after being raped by her cousin's husband has now been forced to marry the man to restore the family's honour and avoid becoming a social outcast. The 22-year-old woman, who is known only as Gulnaz, married
Some women who see no other solution are resorting to self-immolation. Thursday, December 13, 2012, 3:22 PM An alarming number of desperate Afghan women are setting themselves on fire to escape an agonizing lifetime of abuse, human rights experts say.
About 4,000 cases of domestic violence have been reported in Afghanistan in the last seven months, chairperson of Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission Dr Sima Samar has said. "In the last seven months, 4,000 cases of domestic violence were
Even though the Taliban have long been out of power in Afghanistan some of the strict moral prohibitions characteristic of their rule remain under the Karzai regime. Afghan women have been jailed for crimes such as running away --
Afghan President Hamid Karzai endorsed a statement issued by the 150 member Ulema Council of clerics that "Men are fundamental and women are secondary," The statement of the clerical council was subsequently posted on Karzai's own website.
Joya was barred from entering the U.S. earlier this month to promote a new edition of her memoir. However after widespread protests by many prominent U.S. intellectuals and others the decision was reversed. She is scheduled to speak tonight