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Afghanistan violence against women

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An Afghan woman was beheaded after her mother-in-law tried to force her to sleep with a man.
Afghan police have arrested two men accused of beheading a teenage girl with a knife after her father refused a marriage proposal for his daughter.
Women's rights official Nadia Sediqqi was murdered on her way to work by unknown assailants, after her predecessor's death in July.
Afghanistan violence against women

Afghan women raise banners during a march to protest violence against women in Kabul on September 24, 2012. Rashida Manjoo, the expert charged by the UN Human Rights Council with investigating and reporting on violence against women recently stated that “The failure of States to guarantee women’s rights to a life free from violence allows for a continuum of violence which can end in their death."

Roberto Schmidt