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Women’s Legal Clinic in Afghanistan

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Fight for justice for Afghan women and girls.

Women and girls in Afghanistan continue to face persistent discrimination, violence, forced and child marriage, and inheritance rights discrimination, and they have limited access to justice. According to a Global Rights study, 87 percent of women in Afghanistan experience physical, sexual, or psychological violence during their lifetime. Traditional justice systems continue to work against women’s rights, and women who seek help to escape violence often face indifference or criminal sanctions for committing moral crimes.

Help them fight for their rights by supporting a legal clinic in Herat, Afghanistan for Afghan women and girls. Run by the Afghan Institute of Learning—founded by Nobel Prize nominee Sakena Yacoobi—the clinic has won the trust of women by fighting for the rights of those with no financial resources. Five dedicated female lawyers work on a variety of cases, including child custody battles, protecting property or inheritance rights, and securing justice in cases related to violence and child marriage.