The extraction of human organs is becoming increasingly common in Afghan refugee camps in Peshawar, according to a report by the Women’s Alliance for Peace and Human Rights in Afghanistan (WAPHA).
WAPHA sent a three-member delegation to visit several Afghan refugee camps near Peshawar to collect information on the situation there. The group learned that human organs, in particularly kidneys from children, are being stolen from refugees in the camps.
The report issued by the group also revealed that Afghan children, eight and nine-years-old, are subjected to sexual violence, victims of beatings, and forced into child labor. Girls of up to 10-years-old are bound in wedlock against heavy dowers.
The authors of the report allege that local police as well as officials of Afghan refugees commissionerate are implicated in these crimes.
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. . . .