tv [untitled] November 20, 2012 11:30pm-12:00am EST
if social changes will be the afghans themselves afghan men and women we believe are going to stand up to the cross. without the participation and it's a position that a construction but stop people in the obama administration talking about how much they care about the women of afghanistan it's not true they don't care about the women of afghanistan.
we see. many. asking why we have been beaten who want to leave their abusive husband there is one story that was the worst story which is a girl who had been told off by her family and she was beaten by the older man who she was forced to marry and she tried to escape and they caught her and brought her back and because she had tried to escape she had to be punished her husband then cut off and cut off her nose. their reason is that it's
a big example for other. not to be housed. i'll tell you a story of a young woman i met i find inspiring i'm not going to promise a happy outcome but at least it was an inspiring story she was a young woman who was forced into marriage in a very conservative part of the country in the south east she was forced into marriage at the age of around thirteen and from somewhere she was getting a lot of abuse in this home and she was very unhappy and she found it in himself to run away which when you're coming from an area of the country where women are not seen on the streets alone imagine a girl she was now fourteen or fifteen making her way from the southeast of the country away to a couple and then she found shelter she was lucky. but she then found that had husband's family rose up against a they called upon a lot of the tribal elders in that area they were furious they felt like she
brought shame upon have they got the support of parliament they got support of the minister of interior is an indication of quite how conservative those views are even in the heart of government and in the end this girl faced the president's office the minister of interior parliamentarians and they said you must go home you brought shame on it's and she said no if you send me back to that village there is not one that will hear my death cries kill me kill me now i'd rather that than go back to this village so defiance was extraordinary this courage and a girl so young i live and she the government backed down and they let her stay in the safe hands she's getting an education she's much happier now she may someday soon get a divorce she's been trying for several years to get a separation. and so although i can't claim that she's yet happy she's still having to be very much protected because the husband's family frankly still want to kill her or at least take her back and there she might get real risk but she is trying to forge a life. poor
families can't afford to have. girl children who can't work in the fields so there is. a tremendous economic push to marry your daughter off at a very very young age sometimes as young as ten or whatever where that america's armed forces are the target they're using graphics they need these drugs those materials so. they have to so they're through. i was ten years old to believe parents may be leery enough gunmen knowing twenty to this man and she spent really we're all in leavers she promised my father to be
money one of my children's father is my brother and my husband doesn't know it we have in court about. woman she her five children. forced not be her brother to her. marry me to marty my fifteen bartow to marry my one year small but otherwise he would kill you. how can she. get marya with a wife hold with a kid this practice called bad which is the use of women and girls as compensation crimes so what you sometimes see happening if has been for instance of rape or a mad. they'll be a traditional council gathering about this and one of the ways that they can try to resolve faiths is rather than. punishing the perpetrator of the rape or the most well taken girl from one family the perpetrators family and they'll give that girl
usually in marriage to the victim's family. and i hold until the third well you see how difficult it is to obtain justice because you are a woman it hurts you because you know that you can do anything to change the situation if you will and this is because society is in the hands of men and maddow has someone who at this point the concept of justice is still nonexistent in court . it's very hard for women particularly in conservative areas of the country to seek help and sadly if a young girl or a woman goes to the police complaining about something like to master violence or rape or a forced marriage. being met with a lot of hostility sometimes she can be ostracized by society so basically things that problem should be kept in the home and we also sometimes see women. until
recently a woman could be locked up for having been raped even the woman when they get raped they go to the gym instead to listen their wives what they're going to go to the courts in afghanistan are. really where the rights of women are protected they want to stay there and what are they were managed to run away because of domestic violence they were not about to continue with that. kind of terrible lives they bought their way home and then being there as men drafted their husband traffic and then. they stopped but we. need to realize that but up there mark bannerman. turned their back to their village. or they did two hundred women organization or they did two hundred apartment up from an affair which is a sponsor about the pick up if you maybe turned them back to go away and they're
well with a warlock with a powerful. come monday or stay. or give them the hands of their husband black them on the public place. on each up then take that forty five. at a public place in front of all the relatives. and you stop them or crying. like a quote the six thousand dollar. debt you took he put your husband probably because . you put shame on the ledge and on the family name so they have to enable their religion and pay the fine that they will punish by their . killing a woman that might use it for the last like killing a bird. we are out of your point where the concept of justice is still nonexistent . today we have
jungle law if this constitutional benefit photo was lost they put that practice otherwise they look like a waste of paper same we have in our constitutional. freedom of speech event and inishmaan house we didn't have and we don't have freedom of speech element to part of them will see we have been our constitution our freedom for press more than four times they beat your analysis inside of the parliament. in itself proves the lies. which is sort of a dick or lies that were in the beginning of parliament most of this parliament did end making amnesty criminal forgive themselves you know it because you had to look up once there was a discussion about the sentence of a woman who was to be stoned to death or you will contribute to seeing the shari'ah judge he didn't want to contemplate that the woman could be at least symbolically stoned in the square not being hit but still insulted but he was told that it was still a crime in any case and at
a certain point was the response was well should be hit with pebbles same biota so i don't know. it would be so. terrible. for example if women do not obey islamic law and where strange clothes and go out seducing poor young people. especially those who don't have the possibility of getting married. in our opinion this is not the right behavior and no more new theme now we have to follow laws which apparently are up to protect women's rights so. then there are limitations of those laws are in the hand of the word large and . think that there was a shot of the power so we need to change their mentality we need to change their point of us who are on the strike but still. not. wish to the. rights was the constitution of our god has done is given for them
we have. part of our status quo on which all of them are protecting women strike. from islam is point of view in islamic law it isn't a privilege for women to work just study or to go into offices. yet here but islam does prevent some things for women only women cannot see. it's in the middle of an assembly of men. furthermore women are obliged
we need to teach the community that the rights that we are struggling with that today if anything to copy let's not practice it that's all. to have well in afghanistan the majority of women married below the legal age of sixteen and if they don't have a right to a divorce they have the right to what's called a separation it's really hard for them to get or is a man just needs to say divorce three times and that's it he says he said divorce
from his wife the noise of one before now an afghan woman asking for a divorce was never even heard of be on one of a long long committed people out through our days the women come to us to ask us to resolve marital issues. sometimes we succeed sometimes we do not. point a couple gets divorced but we don't want anything to do with those women for women it's a long hard struggle to get a separation and one of the major obstacles that she finds is that she doesn't necessarily get access to her children this is to become and up to police. they ask some information about new patients that arrive to these people. around forty percent which burnt area and two to five years but you have suspected for self-immolation and just the right. percentage or the name or. required.
yes. yes. every time that we are here every day yes it's unclear how many of these cases might actually have been killings are attacks by men that are dressed up as it were suicide it's this very rarely investigations certainly rarely criminal investigations after these cases take place the men problem in afghanistan. because of the economy condition of some people. who are. too old to the. economy. may come conflict. between the husband and wife and sometimes the other is not a thief to solve their problems then there were men who are on the barbie and groups of self immolation you will hear people in the obama administration
talking about how much they care about the women of afghanistan it's not true they don't care about the women of afghanistan that a they open office is going to have gang citizen spend lots of money to learn the media they think of the literally billions of dollars that have been spent by the u.s. in that country to my lapping over a fifty billion dollars in economic aid has been spent on the. reconstruction of the economic infrastructure and social fabric in afghanistan it's not as if there are sixty countries from the international community who manage them. my skin is where is all this money go and where has all of the help that was supposedly going to women go and buy the real problem is that no one in fast and their gang province's in order to improve women situation there very often money returns to external advisory me. to external free. that's always
coming from abroad that are very very small percentage of the total us money for afghanistan is going to the women to do this you have to add also the role of international cooperation there is a study by oxfam from about two years ago that said that all of the money meant for reconstruction forty percent of it returns to sender through the expenses of a person our brevet. and i did. most of the money ends up in the pockets of those who sent the money in the first place. this is upsetting for us because this money comes from people who live in foreign countries money that these people have worked hard to earn and they have given money to their governments with a move helping poor countries. capacity building group ability for the local population like the one the pangea foundation built for its women who then ran the
project rather than forgot about it i think our lady of its shows that that many spent and chart camps project. the sign out of the country copy and paste it to the country with no sustainability no impact as much as we expect it they have to be careful about the afghans that they support you know are they. afghans that really have the ability to be social changes or are they highly westernized elites who merely wanted n.g.o.s and welcome the world to other thank you for example there was a basher doest who was the minister of planning during the first karzai administration about writing about a guy and then she became a member of parliament but he didn't talk about it i mean that it down and a man who was much loved by the afghan population. as planning minister he conducted resends as of the local nongovernmental organizations that had risen up
in the afghanistan since two thousand and one. opinion a lot of the twenty two hundred nongovernmental organizations including the census doest recommended the removal of one thousand nine hundred of them to president karzai. so they must feel cooperation is a tangible problem in afghanistan and you know when i think there aren't any control mechanisms for how money is invested inside the country. by your home is that i want them to understand how the money that they give to their governments is used the level are very well money that they expect to be used in the right way without wish it was a carrot literally money that arrives and then passes through the government manages the reconstruction work. and the work of the local nongovernmental organizations so it is clear that if the majority of the government is made up of the corrupted wool or it's where the money will end up in their pockets on their
little the international community has encouraged the corruption that effect our country today. hard to believe. that after spending you know how. a hundred billion dollars in afghanistan is still going to stand as the war and the award for the rights of the children afghanistan is. the second country from the down put there for the power to afghanistan is the highest and the award of maternal mortality to. each fifteen minutes one woman dies. in my turn maternity because of lack of access to the clinic what a lot of money has arrived in the afghanistan to improve the situation of women but i don't think it has brought many improvements. expectation that to be the suspect
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