“I had to run away” – The imprisonment of women and girls for “moral crimes” in Afghanistan

Organisation: Human Rights Watch Year: 2012

This Human Rights Watch report focuses on the plight of women and girls, including victims of underage marriage, charged with the moral crimes of “running away” and zina (sex outside of marriage) in Afghanistan.

It recommends that women and girls victims of forced marriage, domestic and sexual abuse should be better protected, and the perpetrators more systematically investigated and prosecuted.

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