United Nations Treaty Collection





8 . Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

                                         Signature                             Ratification


14 Aug 1980

 5 Mar 2003




Via Network for Afghan Women



Afghanistan - Rape Victim Imprisoned - Rapists Free

March 6, 2012

Ghamargol, a woman was raped by two men, is
in prison in Sarpol province and has given birth
to a child there. She says, she has been offered a
large sum of money by the rapists to withdraw
her complaint she has not accepted it. She is a
dressmaker who was kidnapped by two men
who took her to a hotel in Mazar-e Sharif and
raped her last year. In a phone contact with
Radio Liberty, she said that she had gone to a
judicial institution in Mazar-e Sharif and spent
some time in a safe shelter: “After a while, they
handed me over to Women’s Affairs Directorate
in Sarpol province, and after a while they
security officials of the province imprisoned me
and charge of fornication. The rapists have paid
a lot of money and are free, while I’m imprisoned

Head of the human rights organization,
Maghferat Samimi, in Sarpol province confirmed
the story saying: Those who raped Ghamargol
have paid money and gone free. The rate of
violence against women is on the rise in the
province and there are many similar incidents
which are not investigated.