31 Mar '12, 3pm

Hundreds of Rape Victims and Abused Afghan Women Jailed for "Moral Crimes" | Care2 Causes

Women who survive rape and domestic abuse face both extreme physical and emotional turmoil. For women in Afghanistan enduring this violence and fleeing for a better life often means imprisonment. According to a new report from Human Rights Watch, “I Had to Run Away,” hundreds of Afghan women have been jailed for “moral crimes” like running away from abusive or forced marriages, or fleeing after being rape, kidnapped, or forced into prostitution. Women who have sex outside of marriage known as “zina”– even when they are forced to – are considered to have committed adultery which is also a “moral crime” that leads to arrest and imprisonment. Judges often convict women who cannot read or write without the presence of a lawyer which makes their “confessions” problematic. The stories of the women and young girls imprisoned are tragic. Take for example, Aisha, 20-years-old, who ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/hundreds-of-rape-victims-and-...

Tweets

Hundreds of Rape Victims and Abused Afghan Wome...

care2.com 01 Apr '12, 1am

Women who survive rape and domestic abuse face both extreme physical and emotional turmoil. For women in Afghanistan endur...

Screaming On 911 Tape NOT Zimmerman, Experts | ...

care2.com 01 Apr '12, 3pm

Catherine T.; I'm on your side. The video tape WE saw (compressed, not original image) is useless. The Video Tape in polic...

Hundreds of women in Afghanistan are in jail be...

straitstimes.com 28 Mar '12, 7am

KABUL (AFP) - Hundreds of Afghan women are languishing in prison having been accused or convicted of so-called 'moral crim...

British Actor, Singer Admits to Beating Wife | Care2 Causes

British Actor, Singer Admits to Beating Wife | ...

care2.com 31 Mar '12, 7am

How can a man admit to punching and slapping his ex-wife, but insist she’s “not a beaten wife”? Just ask British actor and...

Women Voters Make A Difference In Two More Senate Races | Care2 Causes

Women Voters Make A Difference In Two More Sena...

care2.com 31 Mar '12, 9pm

Don’t totally believe that the women’s vote could make or break the elections this year? Check out these new polls from Oh...

Dispatches From The War On Women: The 5 Worst States For Women | Care2 Causes

Dispatches From The War On Women: The 5 Worst S...

care2.com 02 Apr '12, 9am

While the assault on women’s rights is underway nationwide these states have the dubious distinction of being the five wor...

just got these for easter, what do you think?

just got these for easter, what do you think?

kurtgeiger.com 01 Apr '12, 3pm

The below shoe sizes are given as a guide. In our experience a conversion for women's footwear between the UK and USA woul...

Second State Silences Whistleblowers | Care2 Ca...

care2.com 31 Mar '12, 6am

Yes, Shar F., Where ARE the religious in all this?? After all, their own bible says that we have dominion over the animals...

Dispatches From The War On Women: Rape Culture ...

care2.com 05 Apr '12, 9am

Jeanette G...Thank you.I assure you though that I do understand women's issues.Was glad to read Kat H's comment too.I too ...

Obama: "These Are Not Just 'Women's Issues'" [VIDEO] | Care2 Causes

Obama: "These Are Not Just 'Women's Issues'" [V...

care2.com 08 Apr '12, 5am

Equal pay for equal work? Affordable health care insurance for the full family? The ability to build, maintain and grow a ...

Why women lose interest in sex

Why women lose interest in sex

mnn.com 01 Apr '12, 4pm

The new research could also help couples manage their relationships over time. In an earlier study, Murray found that wome...

Freedom’s New Frontier: A Guide to Animal Right...

care2.com 31 Mar '12, 7am

I like birds and animals. I believe they should be treated well. However, I do not agree with the animal rights agenda of ...

10 Years, 8, 6: Girls Entering Puberty Earlier | Care2 Causes

10 Years, 8, 6: Girls Entering Puberty Earlier ...

care2.com 31 Mar '12, 7pm

More and more girls under 10 — even some as young as 6 — are showing the first signs of puberty. Parents and doctors are c...

Dispatches From The War On Women: Selling Rape Okay, Selling Health Care Not | Care2 Causes

Dispatches From The War On Women: Selling Rape ...

care2.com 29 Mar '12, 10am

Welcome to Dispatches , your round-up of the latest news from the frontlines of the War on Women. Have a story from your s...