Afghan Government Control of Women’s Shelters Worries Advocates

The Afghan government says it plans to take control of women’s shelters — a move strongly opposed by international human rights groups: the Voice of America’s Sarah Williams spoke with Rachel Reid, the Afghan researcher at Human Rights Watch in Kabul, who says a government shelter is “far more likely” to cave-in to pressure from families and tribes to hand back victims of domestic violence, putting women’s lives at risk.

via:[http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Afghan-Government-Seeks-Control-Over-Womens-Shelters-116320319.html]

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