Afghanistan: Men throw acid into girls' faces 'for going to school'

Siam Zamir News

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) - Attackers on a motorbike threw acid in the faces of three teenage girls on their way to school in Afghanistan's western Herat province on Saturday, an official told CNN. The girls, age 16 to 18, are students at one of the biggest girls' schools in Herat city, the provincial capital, said Aziz-ul-Rahman Sarwary, head of the ...
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Afghanistan: No Country for Women

Siam Zamir News

In war-torn Afghanistan it is not the Taliban that poses the greatest threat to women – it is their own families. Thirteen years after the fall of the Taliban, women in Afghanistan continue to suffer oppression and abuse. Research by Global Rights estimates that almost nine out of 10 Afghan women face physical, sexual or psychological violence, or are forced … Read More