(Code name 187) (To protect the identity of the victim HAWCA uses code name instead of the original names)

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.


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.