Women’s Rights Activist Named Afghanistan’s Person Of The Year

Radio Free Afghanistan has named Anarkali Honaryar, a 25-year-old dentist and women’s rights activist, as its Person of the Year: “Women face different kinds of difficulties, such as domestic abuse. Our biggest [cases] are related to domestic violence against women,” Anarkali explained. “Another huge issue in our country is forced marriage. Traditionally, Afghans overspend on weddings and to avoid these expenses, some families exchange their daughters — two families with daughters and sons forcibly marry them off.”