Abusive Afghan Husbands Want This Woman Dead
For Afghan women, self-immolation has become a way to externalize private injustice, to push hidden pain into the public square. They are expressing a demand for human rights in a culture that does not allow them to articulate that wish. As chief prosecutor, Maria Bashir has sought to help women voice their grievances in the courts instead of by the gas can.
By J. Malcolm Garcia, Mother Jones