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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Women in Afghanistan turn to self-immolation over abuse

Rachel Reid, a researcher for Human Rights Watch, joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss violence against women in Afghanistan and resulting self-immolation and suicide.

Reid, who has been based in Afghanistan, explains the difficulties and stigma women face in in reporting domestic cases of abuse. She also talks about why the laws and police don’t adequately protect women.

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David Chater reports for Al Jazeera English from Herat, Afghanistan on how women are burning themselves to escape abusive and unwanted marriages.

Rachel Reid, a researcher for Human Rights Watch, joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss violence against women in Afghanistan and resulting self-immolation and suicide. David Chater reports for Al Jazeera English from Herat, Afghanistan on how women are burring themselves to escape abusive and unwanted marriages.http://worldfocus.org/files/2009/12/th_intv_reid.jpg

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