Khatera Rahmani

While over 85 percent of women from Afghanistan have reported experiencing at least some form of domestic violence, women from the country rarely seek justice for violence and or rights violations they face. Reporting violence, especially sexual violence may have serious ramifications for women, including being subjected to further violence[1].

Khatera Rahmani is from northern, Baghlan Province in Afghanistan, an area severely impacted by the conflict and women continue to face high levels of violence, and have little avenues they can turn to. Despite immense challenges and sometimes in the face of violence, Rahmani who holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Kabul, runs a safe house for women who seek shelter. Rahmani is also actively involved in seeking justice for these women, actively advocating with the courts and the government to have perpetrators convicted for their crimes.

[1] https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/PW98_Women%27s-Access-to-Justice-in-Afghanistan.pdf

Country: Afghanistan
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