Eric Berkowitz

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The story of Gulnaz, a young Afghan woman who was raped and then jailed for having sex out of wedlock, has once again drawn international attention to Afghanistan’s legal system and its institutionalized discrimination against women.

After giving birth in prison to her attacker’s child, Gulnaz, who goes by a single name, was eventually pardoned, perhaps because news of her plight was reported by a documentary filmmaker. But to win her freedom, she had to agree to marry her rapist.

Even with that condition, which some reports say won’t be enforced, Gulnaz’s escape from a lengthy prison sentence is a welcome departure from the injustices imposed on abused Afghan women.…  Seguir leyendo »