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here are with our t. here's a look at the top stories a crackdown on the regime in damascus with the strongest sanctions to date as the majority of syrian voters say yes to political reforms. greece's junk credit score was caught again by a ratings giant stain on the boards after it forced private creditors to accept losses and a massive bond swap the move was part of last week's deal to qualify for a one hundred thirty billion euros of rescue cash and. also iran's envoy to the un atomic watchdog tells r.t. the agency is biased against his country accusing washington of trying to influence
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inspectors. next our special report blue ghost takes a look at the lives of afghan women and how they've been affected by u.s. military attacks. we see. many. wives who have been. who want to leave their abusive husband there is one story that was the worst story which is a girl who had been sold off by her family and she was beaten by the older man who she was forced to marry and she tried to escape and they caught her and brought her back and because she had tried to escape she had to be punished her husband then cut off and cut off her nose. there isn't and that it's
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a big example for other. mark how. i'll tell you a story of a young woman i met i find inspiring i'm not going to promise a happy outcome but at least it was an inspiring story she was a young woman who was forced into marriage in a very conservative part of the country in the southeast she was forced into marriage at the age of around thirteen and from somewhere she was getting a lot of abuse in this home and she was very unhappy and she found it in his up to run away which when you're coming from an area of the country where women are not seen on the streets alone imagine a girl she was now fourteen or fifteen making her way from the southeast of the country all the way to kabul and there she found shelter she was lucky. but she then found that have husbands family rose up against a they called upon a lot of the tribal elders in that area they were furious they felt like she
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brought shame upon her they got the support of parliament they got support of the minister of interior is an indication of quite how conservative those views are even in the heart of government and in the end this girl faced the president's office the minister of interior parliamentarians and they said to her you must go home you've brought shame on us and she said no if you send me back to that village there is not one that will hear my death cries kill me here kill me now i'd rather that than go back to this village so defiance was extraordinary this courage in a girl so young and eventually the government backed down and they let her stay in the safe hands she's getting an education she's much happier now she may someday soon get a divorce she's been trying for several years to get a separation. and so i can't claim that she's yet happy she's still having to be very much protected because the husband's family frankly still want to kill her or at least take her back and there she might be a real risk but she is trying to forge a life. poor
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families can't afford to have. girl children who can't work in the fields so there is. a tremendous economic push to marry your daughter off at a very very young age sometimes as you understand all of that america's armed forces. are using drugs they need be drugs those materials so. they have to so they are through. i was ten years old to let parents may be near enough gunmen knowing twenty two this man and his family were all libras he promised my father to be money one of my
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children's father is my brother and my husband doesn't know it we have in court about. woman she her car children. forced. her brother to her. to marry me marry me out of money my fifteen barred sort of marry my one year four but otherwise he would kill you. how can she. get murder you work or why you hold with the kid this practice called bad which is the use of women and girls as compensation for crimes so what you sometimes see happening if has been for instance of rape or a matter. will be a traditional jagger and council gathering about this and one of the ways that they can try to result states is rather than. punishing the perpetrator of the rape or the murder they'll take a girl from one family the perpetrators family and they'll give that girl usually in marriage to the victim's family.
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he kind of took on the hold until the third well you see how difficult it is to obtain justice because you are a woman it hurts you because you know that you can do anything to change the situation if you will and this is because society is in the hands of men and maddow has someone who at this point the concept of justice is still nonexistent and. it's very hard for women particularly conservative areas of the country to seek help sadly if a young girl or a woman goes to the police complaining about something like to master violence or rape or a forced marriage should be met with a lot of hostility and sometimes she can be ostracized by society that basically thinks the problem should be kept in the home and we also sometimes see women.
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until recently a woman could be knocked out for having been raped even the woman when they get raped they go to the gym instead to lessen their wives what they were going to. close in afghanistan or. really where are the rights of women are protected they want to sit there and what are they were managed to run away because a domestic violence they were not about to continue with that. kind of terrible life they bought on their way home and then being there as men drafted their husband traffic and then the way they stopped but we. need to realize that but up there mark bannerman and then he turned their back to their village. or they didn't want them to any women organization or they hadn't turned him to the park and at the moment affairs which is a sponsor about that they get up there. they turn their back you go well and
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they're well with a warlord with a powerful. monday. before give them the handcuffs that has been flagged them on the public place. and each of them subject it was the five flashing in a public place in front of all relatives. and he kept them were flying. a quote the six thousand dollars that family to pay put there had been probably because. death point of view both of them put shame on the religion and on the family name so they have to be made to see their ballots and pay the fine a steady punished by de waart about. killing the woman that might use it for the war loss like killing a person. we're at a point where the concept of justice is still nonexistent.
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but there we have jungle law if this close to. benefit photo was lost they put that practice otherwise they look like a west for same we have a constitutional. freedom of speech event and initial house we didn't have and we don't have freedom of speech element to part of democracy we have a constitutional freedom for press more than four times to be that your analysis inside of the parliament. itself proves that lies. which is sort of a call as that were in the beginning of parliament most of these parliamentarian making amnesty law criminal themselves not because you had to look at once there was a discussion about the sentence of a woman who was to be stoned to death or you will contribute being the shari'ah judge he didn't want to contemplate that the woman could be at least symbolically stoned in the square not being hit but still insulted because he was told that it was still a crime in any case and at
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a certain point was the response was well should be hit with pebbles then by a lot of. good will be. charitable. for example if women do not obey islamic law and where strange clothes go out seducing per young people. especially those who don't have the possibility of getting married. in our opinion this is not the right behavior and know more now we have to follow laws which apparently are up to protect women's rights so. then there are limitations of those laws and the hand-off there were a large. think there was a shot of the power so we need to change them and we need to change their point of view is the last moment strike but still. a lot. this to the. list of rights was the constitution of afghanistan is given for them
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because so we do not a rule of law in afghanistan has been that laws and put them into properly we have a lot of warlords walk in else we have organized criminals we have a lot of illegal groups they are the main causes influences all of our views in the woman right in afghanistan.
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we have. you to fight of our states or on which all of them are protecting women strike. from islam is point of view in islamic law it isn't pretty bad for women to work just study or to go into offices. yet here's what islam does prevent some things for women only women cannot see. in the middle of an assembly of men. furthermore women are obliged to
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wear the huge job. or if they cover themselves there aren't any problems. lastly women are not allowed to become judges on. the religion of islam doesn't allow women to undertake a role in which you have to give our judgments. these laws are respected so there aren't any problems. we need to teach the community that they're right struggling but that today
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i mean i think. that's. what. most in afghanistan the majority of women married below the age of sixteen. they don't have the right to divorce they have the right to what's called a separation it's really hard for them to get where is a man just needs to say divorce three times and that's it he says he said to his wife. of one before now afghan women asking for divorce was never even heard of. i don't want to. know in days the women come to us to ask us to resolve marital issues. sometimes we succeed sometimes we do not. point a couple gets divorced but we don't want anything to do with those women for women it's a long hard struggle to get a separation and one of the major oaks. oh says she finds is that she doesn't
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necessarily get access to her children this is the comment of the police. they ask some information about new patients that arrive to these people. around forty percent each burnt area and two to five years but you have suspected for self-immolation and just the right. percentage or the name or mentally hide. a lot of. immolation. i mean. who were. unfortunately. this.
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young woman. in charge of what happened what has happened to you my husband often beats me when we argue he who was that my husband. my husband what did he do a deliberate you yes we beat shoot yes. every time that we are here every day yes it's unclear how many of these cases might actually have been killings are attacks by men that are dressed up as it were suicides it's this very rarely investigations certainly rarely criminal investigations after these cases take place the men problem in afghanistan. because of the economy conditions. of some people.
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to. come. between war and some. of the other problems there. on the border. so you will hear people in the obama administration talking about how much they care about the women of afghanistan it's not true they don't care about the women of afghanistan that a they open office is going to have can see it isn't spend lots of money to learn the media think of the literally billions of dollars that have been spent by the us in that country. fifty billion dollars in economic aid has been spent on the reconstruction of the economic infrastructure and social fabric in afghanistan itself there are sixty countries from the international community who manage them
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with. my skin is where is all this money go and where has all of the help that was supposed to be going to women but the real problem is that no one in fast and afghan provinces in order to improve women situation there very often money returns to external advice or knee. to external free will. this always comes from abroad that are very very small percentage of the total u.s. money for afghanistan is going to the women not just these you have to add also the rule of international cooperation there is a study by oxfam from about two years ago that said that all of the money meant for reconstruction forty percent of it returns to sender through the expenses for a person i would prefer that. when i did it and most of the money ends
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up in the pockets of those who sent the money in the first place. this is upsetting for us because this money comes from people who live in foreign countries money that these people have worked hard to earn and they have given money to their governments with the aim of helping poor countries. capacity building would be built for the local population like the one the pangea foundation built for its women who then ran the project rather than forgot about it i think our lady of it's shows that that money is spent and shark attempts project money afterward design out of the country copy and paste it to the country with no sustainability no impact as much as we would expect it they have to be careful about the afghans that they support. you know are they afghans that really have the ability to be social changes or are they highly westernized elites who merely world of n.g.o.s
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welcome the world to other thank you for example there was a basher doest who was the minister of planning during the first karzai administration that really got a guy in and then she became a member of parliament even talk about it i mean that it down and a man who was much loved by the afghan population of atlanta peter as planning minister he conducted resends as of the local nongovernmental organizations that had risen up in afghanistan since two thousand and one. opinion a lot of the twenty eight hundred nongovernmental organizations including the census doest recommend the removal of one thousand nine hundred of them to president karzai. so there must be of cooperation is a tangible problem in afghanistan and you know that and i think there aren't any control mechanisms for how monies invested inside the country. by their home use i want them to understand how the money that they give to their governments is used
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the level are very well money that they expect to be used in the right way without the ship was it can only really money it arrives and then passes through the government manages the reconstruction work. and the work of the local nongovernmental organizations so it is clear that if the majority of the government is made up of the corrupted wool or it's where the money will end up in their pockets on their little about the international community has encouraged the corruption that affects our country today. hard to believe. that after spending you know. hundreds of billion dollars in afghanistan. understand the war and the award for the rights of the children afghanistan is. the second country from
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the down put there for the poverty afghanistan is the highest. and the war of. each fifteen minutes one woman dies from in my turn maternity because of lack of access to the clinic what a lot of money has arrived in afghanistan to improve the situation of women but i don't think it has brought many improvements. expectation that to be respected as a women has a human i'm not cussing that has it's have separate classes or subhuman so that's all right but we need and what we fight for. well first of all those of us.
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