(Code name 2) (To protect the identity of the victim HAWCA usesa code name instead of the original names)

I was born in a poor family in Kabul city, when I was 16 years old in 5th grade, because of our poor economy and without my consent my father engaged me to someone that I did not like. I told my parents several time that I am not happy for this engagement but they did not listen to me, and when my fiancée saw that I am not interested in him, he threatens to kill me if I spoke of my disinterest to anyone, I have given 200000 AFG to your father and I will give another 100000 to him after marriage and so you belong to me and you are my property.   

I thought I was sold out and cannot get out of this situation, I was in a very bad situation. My family told me that if I did not accept this engagement they will cut all the relationship bonds with me and so I had no choice but to accept this engagement.  

I was in love with someone else and we really wanted each other and we promised that after graduation we will get married.

I was under the pressure of my family and fiancée, several time I decided to kill myself, I ate rats poison but I was taken to hospital and saved. One day a friend of mine told me that I can go to the ministry of women affairs and seek help from them and so when I got out of the house to go to school, instead I went to the ministry of women affairs and asked them to help me who introduce me to HAWCA women protection center.

 

Procedure

Her case was registered in the HAWCA registration book and the necessary information was given to her by HAWCA defense lawyer.

The case was followed in the family court. Her parent and fiancé did not agree for the termination of the engagement and so HAWCA used article 64 of the civil law and cancelled the engagement. After the cancellation of the engagement, she was married to the person she loved in the court and they went hole happily.