Monday, November 25, 2013

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women- Nov 25th - Video

In honor of  International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, I thought this video on RFE/RL was sadly appropriate.

It also reflects all that is horrendous about the life of women in places like Afghanistan.

According to Akhtara- a mother of four in her late twenties- she was married off to a rich older man at the age of 10. Then one day the old man's nephew wound up murdering him, and three years after Akhtara refused to marry the nephew (who then fled to Pakistan), he showed up at her door and threw acid in her face.  She now has to beg to support her kids, and one her boys works from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. to help with the rent.

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