June 13, 2012

Woman Shot for Not Having Children

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(Kabul, Afghanistan)
Gulsika was 13-years-old when she was forced into an arranged marriage. The first 10 days or so, she says, were pleasant -- but then the abuse started.

Today, seven years later, she lives in a safe house in Kabul, recovering from gunshot wounds. Her husband is in prison awaiting trial for allegedly shooting her in May at their home in the northern province of Takhar.

In an interview with RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan, Gulsika, a native of Kandahar who is now 20, described the trauma she experienced after her husband shot her, apparently because she could not have children with him.

Sad situation. Word has it that the husband's tadpoles don't swim and she's actually okay.

So, where's the war on women?

By Mr. E. Blogger at 03:35 PM | Comments |