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Women Without Rights


Violence against women is endemic in Afghanistan. It includes sexual abuse and forced marriages. The victims of such abuse often give up hope entirely and commit suicide. Selay Ghaffar, executive director of Humanitarian Assistance for the Women and Children of Afghanistan, says beleaguered Afghan women stand no chance of bettering themselves until politicians decide to rally around democracy and the rule of law.

Violence against women is endemic in Afghanistan. It includes sexual abuse and forced marriages. The victims of such abuse often give up hope entirely and commit suicide. Selay Ghaffar, executive director of Humanitarian Assistance for the Women and Children of Afghanistan, says beleaguered Afghan women stand no chance of bettering themselves until politicians decide to rally around democracy and the rule of law.

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