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