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Afghanistan en Jorge Amarante

3/03/2009

Women's Rights Best Every Day.

Idea of Afghan Women's Rights Starts Taking Hold

KABUL, Afghanistan - Mariam was 11 in 2003 when her parents forced her to marry a blind, 41-year-old cleric. The bride price of $1,200 helped Mariam's father, a drug addict, pay off a debt.

Mariam was taken to live with her new husband and his mother, who, she says, treated her like a servant. They began to beat her when she failed to...