Published: Wednesday 14th Aug 2013
Zakia was 19 when she turned down the marriage proposal her father had arranged. As punishment, Zakia’s father and brother attacked her and left her for dead. She was taken in at a shelter run by Women for Afghan Women, a member of Girls Not Brides in Afghanistan, to recover from her injuries.
This is the story of Zakia and the women and girls who dare to refuse marriage, and the support Women for Afghan Women offers them to rebuild their lives.
Disclaimer: graphic descriptions and images of violence may upset some viewers.