The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) reported the burning of an Afghan woman by her husband in Kabul recently. The report stated that during an argument with his wife, Salehah, the man beat her, then tied her hands and legs, poured gasoline over her body, and set fire to her. The woman, taken to the hospital by neighbors, died two days later. The man, who is said to be employed by the Taliban Intelligence Ministry in Kabul, escaped and has not been brought to justice.
Twenty-seven-year-old Salehah Askarzadah had a bachelor's degree in Economics and worked for the Export Development Bank before the Taliban took over Kabul and banished women from work and school. Salehah leaves behind a son and infant daughter.
Media Resources: Revolutionary Association for the Women of Afghanistan - December 21, 1999
9/29/2014 Hope for Afghan Women as New President is Sworn In - Ashraf Ghani, who has publicly and consistently stated his support for women's rights and women's participation in government, was sworn in as the new President of Afghanistan today at the Presidential Palace in Kabul.
Over 1000 national and international guests attended the ceremony, including high-ranking officials from the United Nations and 34 countries and a delegation from the United States. . . .