Walk for justice

© Wendy Marijnissen


© Wendy Marijnissen

Today Young Women for Change organized a walk demanding justice for the killing of Shakila, an 18 year old girl from Bamiyan that was raped and then murdered on the 26th of January in the house of provincial council member Hadi Wahidi Behshti.

Over 6 months after the murder, the investigation was run inconsistently and has not been conducted transparently. No one has been convicted of this crime as of yet.

Reports show that gender based violence in Afghanistan is still on the rise  (with more women finding courage to report crimes and seeking justice)…Often these crimes take place in very brutal and shocking ways, yet hardly any of the perpetrators are prosecuted and /or convicted.




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