They take turns narrating their stories, describing why they were now in the prison.
They help each other by adding details from their own experiences of injustice, signaling solidarity without the fear of being judged or heard by the policeman who has been tailing them around in the courtyard. She refused to sleep with her brother-in-law when her family was away.
The group says the focus of the competition is finding solutions to problems in such fields as water, energy, medicine and food production.
follows Afghan girls who live disguised as boys through childhood and puberty, only to be expected by adult age to transform into subordinate wives and mothers.
Police said he confessed to cutting out the fetus and burying it.
Nader said the girl told him she did not know what was planned when she was taken into the cowshed.
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She was then accused of attempted adultery: “The female police rained batons on me. They [the police and her family] didn’t believe me.
There was no trial, just the sentence.” Zahra, 57 has been in the prison for a year.
I also had to try and understand the Western world’s involvement in the country and why we have so strongly desired to help women there. Some extremely brave Afghan women have revealed their most intimate secrets to me for this book.
Violence against women in Afghanistan occurs due to structural inequalities between women and men, including women’s lack of access to economic, political and social resources. A report by Human Rights Watch states that such incarcerations of girls and women for moral crimes are on the rise.
investigates the hidden practice of bacha posh that has affected generations, while examining its parallels to our own history.