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Afghanistan: Women Continue Suffering Violence and Abuse

On The Peace Cycle, Omid Bidar writes about a 16-year-old Afghan girl who was raped and murdered by a local strongman in the country's Bamyan Province. “We have forgotten many such stories… [We] will add this [one] to the forgotten list too,” suggests the blogger bitterly. According to one estimate, there were about 1,000 cases of violence against women, including 52 murders, in the past four months in Afghanistan.

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