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
11/25/2015 Afghan Women Launch 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence - Afghanistan marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and begun participating in the worldwide 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which is being called in Afghanistan "Peace from Home to the World." During the launch day's event, which was attended by government officials, including First Lady Rula Ghani and women's rights activists, speakers expressed their commitment to ending violence against women.
First Lady, Rula Ghani gave a speech on ending violence against women and supporting women by stating that "war often leads society towards violence and this violence is in violation of human dignity. . . .