Sahar Gul

Underground Movements in Afghanistan Help Abused Women Seek Justice

Fariba Nawa

The extensive media coverage of Afghan women over the past few years has brought devastating stories: Gulnaz, the woman who was raped, impregnated and imprisoned for it; Sahar Gul, the young bride tortured by her husband and in-laws for refusing to become a prostitute; and the famous case of Bibi Aisha, whose husband cut off her nose. These reports, although horrifying, are a sign of mobilization -- an indication that Afghan women may finally get some justice.

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