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
1/23/2015 #HeForShe Campaign Launches Pilot Effort Aimed at Institutional Equality - The United Nations' gender equality campaign #HeForShe has launched a new program called IMPACT 10X10X10.
United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson, together with UN Women Executive DirectorPhumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, introduced the one-year pilot effort aimed at encouraging corporations, universities, and governments to play an active role in enhancing women's empowerment and equality in Davos, Switzerland today at the World Economic Forum.
"Women need to be equal participants in our homes, societies, in our governments, and in our workplaces," Watson said.
First introduced in September, HeForShe is a solidarity movement that calls on men and boys to confront gender inequalities that face women and girls globally. . . .