AFGHANISTAN: Amina, “I was very young when I got married and my life was very bad”
Monday 11 June 2012
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FAIZABAD, BADAKSHAN PROVINCE 11 June 2012 (IRIN) - Tribal elders in the northern Afghan province of Badakshan tend to have the final say over if and when a woman may divorce her husband. In the province’s remote rural areas traditional `jirgas’ (councils of elders), which are known to favour keeping families together, resolve disputes, and sometimes violate women’s rights in the process.