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Thanks to your membership and support, ConnectHER'S Giving Circle donated $2,500 to the Afghan Institute for Learning’s Legal Aid Clinic for Women. Your generous support will pay the salary of a female lawyer for six months and fund award-winning Radio Meraj broadcasts for one year. These broadcasts—on health, education, and human rights topics—inform women about their legal rights.
Women and girls in Afghanistan face a heavy burden of violence and discrimination. According to a Global Rights study, 87 percent of Afghan women experience have experienced some form of violence in their lifetime. According to a UN report released in December, traditional justice is failing women. The researchers found that more than a decade after Afghanistan passed the Elimination of Violence Against Women law of 2009, these crimes are still committed with impunity. Women who seek justice—often in the face of threats and intense pressure to drop charges—are met with indifference, contempt, or even sanctions for “moral crimes.
AIL’s clinic is one place where they can seek help. Five dedicated female lawyers provide legal assistance regardless of a client’s ability to pay.