(Code name 178) (To protect the identity of the victim HAWCA uses code name instead of the original names)

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.