Out of 16 cases of child marriage studied by the authors, only one ended in a conviction. Only half of the documented cases of violence against women and girls reported to the justice system in Afghanistan reached a primary court, finds new UN report. Impunity remains prevalent. In 40 cases, victims of violence had resorted to self-immolation or committed suicide, suggesting they did not have faith in the justice system.
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US envoy urges Afghanistan to act on school sex abuse
Talking about sex and sexually transmitted diseases can be tough for any teenager, but it can be especially difficult in culturally conservative countries like Afghanistan. Along with other participants, she received information on how condoms can prevent the spread of disease and play an important role in family planning. The participants say the discussions allow them to express themselves, share their concerns and talk openly about the challenges they face growing up together in Afghanistan. Najibullah, who is 18, says talking with his parents about the change from adolescence to adulthood was too embarrassing. The high school workshops focus on the importance of communication within communities and families, how to handle peer and parental pressure, good decision making, problem solving, and goal setting for the future.
The sex scandal at the heart of the Afghan government
Afghanistan has been rocked by allegations of sexual harassment at the highest levels of government. Officials deny wrongdoing but a BBC investigation has heard from women who describe a culture of abuse. In a house near the foot of the dusty mountains that surround Kabul, I meet a former government employee. She asks to remain anonymous because she fears a backlash.
The U. The head of State Department's South and Central Asia bureau urged Afghan officials and Kabul's attorney general "to take decisive action on deeply troubling reports of sexual abuse in Logar schools. She was using an Afghan euphemism that translates to "boy play," but which is used to refer to the raping of young boys by older men. Wells' call follows reports of mass abuse involving hundreds of boys who said they were raped either in their schools or by local officials whose help they sought after being victimized. The pedophile ring is reported to span a number of schools, and some of the victims have been murdered, including some by their families.