Abuse Often Follows Afghans to America


Kirk Semple
The New York Times
February 27, 2011

When she arrived in New York from Afghanistan last year to join her husband, an Afghan-American she had married in Kabul, Nadia K. was thrilled at the prospect of a new American life.

But soon after she moved in with him and his family in Flushing, Queens, she said, they started treating her like a servant. Her husband revealed that he loved another woman. When Nadia complained, her sister-in-law beat her, with the consent of the husband, who often looked on, smiling.

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Law and Custom Press Afghan Women’s Shelters


Alissa Rubin
The New York Times
February 10, 2011

After her parents threw her out of the house for refusing to marry a 52-year-old widower with five children, Sabra, 18, boarded a bus that dropped her, afraid and confused, in downtown Kabul. She slept in a mosque for days, barely eating, until a woman took pity on her and put her in touch with human rights workers, who escorted her to a women’s shelter.

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To read additional stories concerning women in Afghanistan, take a look at the links below:

Why is it Getting Worse for Civilians in Afghanistan?   RAWA News  November 30, 2011

Woman to Woman in Afghanistan The Nation, November 15, 2010