It is about 3 years that I got married and during this time we have not had any children. Because of that, my mother and sister in law insulted me a lot and said that it’s my problem that I can’t get pregnant. So, they wanted to take another wife for my husband to have children and made me to be their maid. They always stimulated my husband to beat me and I am suffering from this condition which even caused me mental problem.

Since my parents are far from me and I could not asked them for help, I had to share this problem with my brother. Few days ago when my husband had beaten me a lot, I went to a police station with him and I reported a complaint against him. I want my husband to be punished for his cruel actions and I also want to get divorce to be free from their oppression.

Procedure:

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

Her case was introduced to general attorney. She was sent to the forensic to find out if she has been beaten. The report provided stated that beating signs has been seen on her body, after that her husband was taken under custody by the police and her case was sent to general attorney department of elimination of violence against women.

Her husband was sent to prison but according the agreement between him and his wife, he became ready to give her divorce and instead she will take back her complaint.

At the end, she can take her divorce in this case and she was happy from HAWCA’S support regarding the closing of her case.

It is about three years that I got married and we have a two years old child. My husband had another wife with seven children before marrying me but I did not know about it at that time.

 I was studying in teacher education center and my husband was a teacher there. When he proposed me I accepted him because I thought he is an honest and good person.

We were happy for a while, but few months later he told me about his other wife and children and the next day brought them in the house to live with me. To tolerate this issue was so difficult for me but I had to accept it because I was pregnant.

Few months later I realized that he has affairs with other women too. He is not paying for my maintenance and instead he sold all my golds saying that he is treating his hepatitis B.

He was always beating me and forced me to give my salary for the rent of our house. He even did not pay for his wife’s and children maintenance. He is a moody and irresponsible person.

It is about one year that I live with my parents and I want him either to give me divorce or pay for my maintenance.

Procedure: Her problem was solved through tribal Jirga and general attorney took a grantee letter from her husband that he should not beat his wife anymore and also to pay for her maintenance otherwise he will be responsible to answer to the general attorney and will be punished for it. The client was happy from this agreement because she did not want to lose her baby.

It is about 16 years that I have got married and we have 6 children. I had been married without my consent. I knew him since he was my mother’s relatives and because of that I already knew he is not a good person. Nevertheless, my mother told me he will be great and she forced me to marry him despite my will.

After marriage, he did not have a job and I tried a lot to convince him that he should work and give alimony to me and my children. Now, it is about few years that he is addicted to drugs and pulled out my children from school forcing them to work. I also work at people’s houses to get money for rent and maintenance of our own house.

Whenever we came home he used to beat me a lot and asked money to buy drugs for himself. I was tired of such kind of life and did not know what I should do. I even decided to commit suicide many times but because of my children I changed my mind.

Now, it is about two days that I left my home and went to my relative’s home. I want you to help me because my daughter’s life is in danger. Her father often is in drug intoxication and I am worrying that it may also happen to my daughter.

Procedure:

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

First, with her assistance, we took their children from their home and sent them to our WPC. Our defense lawyer in WPC gave them medical and legal assistance.

Her case was introduced to general elimination of violence and the husband was involved after few meetings in general attorney. He promised that he would never do violence against her wife.

The client wants to give another chance to her husband because of her children and said if he commits violence again, she can decide what she wants.

It is about four years that I got married. In the start of our new life I did not have any problem with my husband but after one year my mother in law started interfering in our daily life. My husband got influenced by his mother and started beating me even when I was five months pregnant and because of his beating my child died in my womb. he is always threatening me to never say anything about this issue to anyone else otherwise he will divorce me. At that time, I kept silent to protect the dignity of my family.

Now I have a one-year-old baby, still my mother in law with her interfering do not let us to have a good life. When my husband comes tired from the job, she motivates him to beat me. I am tired of such kind of life and do not want to think about my family dignity anymore and want to complain against my husband to be punished for his acts.

 Procedure:

Her parents asked her to solve the case through mediation and through Jirga because following the case through legal procedure will cause enmity between the families and will increase the problems as well. She accepted her fathers’ request on the condition that if her case is not solved through mediation in her favor, she will register the case in the court and will proceed with legal procedure.

It is about four years that I got married. Neither I nor my family knew my husband, he was introduced to us by our neighbor. He came to us and asked my family for my marriage.

During the period of my engagement I came to know that he is not a good person, so I asked my family to terminate my engagement. Unfortunately, my family is very traditional and they rejected my request saying that the cancellation of engagement will bring dishonor to the family.

My family force me to marry him. After marriage he started beating me for no reason. At the first I tried several times to solved my problem through tribal council but it did not give any positive result.

I was really tired of my life, one night when I was not in a good condition and I was not able to tolerate any more beating, I decided to go to police and complain against my husband so that he could be arrested and punished for his crimes.

Procedure:

Her case was registered in the HAWCA registration book and the necessary information was given to her by HAWCA defense lawyer. A case was open in the court and a plaint was issued against her husband. At the end of the court proceeding the judge passed a decree giving divorce order and imprisoning the husband for 6 months

The client was very happy from HAWCA’s support and she stated that because of HAWCA now she has a chance to start a new life.

It is about one years that I got engaged with the boy whom I loved and who I got to know in the university. I loved him a lot but after few months I noticed that he has contact with other girls. After certain investigation I got sure that he has illegal relationships with other girls. I asked him why he is doing this and he replied that he truly loves me and there is nothing else to it. But I do not trust him and I think one day he will deceive and leave me so I want to cancel my engagement.

Procedure: Her case was registered in the HAWCA registration book and the necessary information was given to her. We called her fiancé and gave him and her the necessary advice. Her fiancé regrets his actions and promised to be honest and loyal to her, but she was not convinced and said that she cannot marry him because she does not trust him anymore. The case was followed and her engagement was cancelled. She was very happy to get her freedom.

 

She is a 14 years old girl from Zabul province of Afghanistan. When she was only 2 years old her father died and so her mother and uncle in exchange for money, betroth her to Ali who was 22 years old at that time and is a member of Taliban. When she gets 10 years old Ali comes to marry her. Her mother and uncle asks for money again and Ali pays the money. He performs the Nikah and takes her with him to his house. At this point, Ali rapes her all the time due to which she gets continuous bleeding problem. On the other hand, because she is too young to understand the way of life, she cannot do the house works properly and so Ali use to beat her all the time. she spends 4 years in a house like a prisoner and is not allowed to leave the house. She was given food only once a day.  After 4 years in the morning again her husband beats her for not preparing warm water for him. That night at 9 Pm she jumps from the window and submits herself to the police who takes her to the directorate of women affairs.

 In the morning, she was taken to Kandahar province where no one was ready to take her custody so she was transferred to Kabul.  On 28/9/2016 the ministry of women affairs introduced her to HAWCA Women Protection Center. When she came to HAWCA she was in a very bad health condition and psychologically she was very mush disturbed. She was immediately taken to the hospital for treatment after which she was under continuous medical treatment under HAWCA doctor for a week.

The client’s Health got better and she was admitted to a local school where she can go and study. She has no one to look after her and HAWCA has committed to support her as long as it can.  She cannot be taken back to her village because she will be stoned to death on her arrival by Taliban.

Two years ago I got married to one of my relatives living in Iran. In the begging we did not had any problem in our life but latter my mother in law and sister in law started interfering in our daily life and filled my life with misery. My husband started beating me and always tried to find an excuse to insult and harass me. He prevented me from visiting my relatives and from going to school.

I took action by making my husband bringing me to Kabul because my family is living here. We came to Kabul and mediation took place between my family and my husband. My husband promised never to beat me again but he broke his promises few days’ latter and once again started to beat me. I have come to HAWCA to get justice and I want my husband to be punished for his cruel acts.

Procedure: Her case was registered in the HAWCA’s registration book and the necessary information was given to her.

Her case was introduced to general attorney department of elimination of violence against women. She was sent to the forensic to find out if she has been beaten. The report provided stated that beating signs has been seen on her body, her husband was taking under custody by the police.

After collecting relevant data, the case was referred to the general attorney department of elimination of violence against women and her husband was sentenced to imprisonment for four months. 

The client was very happy from HAWCA’s support and hoped that the husband becomes a good person after spending some time in the prison.

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