The Real Face of Afghanistan

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The face of Taliban justice, this is nineteen-year-old Bibi Aisha share her own husband cut off her nose and ears, forced into marriage at sixteen she ran away from a life of abuse but was caught. After trial by the Taliban for bringing shame to the family this was the punishment, her husband carried it out and left her to die on a mountainside in Oruzgan province. When they cut off my nose and ears I passed out, Aisha says in the middle of the night it felt like there was cold water in my nose I open my eyes and I couldn’t even see because up all the blood, she barely survived but thanks to an American Provincial Reconstruction Team and this women’s shelter in Kabul she’s now getting help and protection.

Esther Hyneman said, Bibi Aisha is only one example of thousands a girls and women in Afghanistan and throughout the world who are treated this way who suffer abuses like this like this and worse, in 2001 the situation of Afghan women and hold on brutality received plenty of attention. Now organizations like women for Afghan women say the international community is strangely silent on the issue, the United States alone has provided a hundred and fifty million dollars for programs for Afghan women in the last two years. But United Nations officials here estimate that ninety percent of women suffer from domestic violence, and they have very few places to turn to.

Atia Abawi said, This is one of the very few shelters in Afghanistan that help Afghan women, and it can only help I handful out the tens of thousands who suffer from abuse, and there are only about 8 refuges like this that can help women like Bibi Aisha seeking sanctuary
from cruelty.

Women for Afghan woman has helped nearly 14 hundred victims in the past few years, but that’s still not enough it says ignoring women’s rights plays into the hands at the insurgency. When you have a population fifty percent of the population on their knees, it is very easy for extremists tyrants to take over our country they have a ready-made enslaved population. Aisha is reminded of that enslavement every time she looks on the mirror, but now at least she is safe and learning to smile again.

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