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AFGHANISTAN : wanita bakar diri karena putus asa

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 1:02 am
by ali5196
Inilah nasib wanita dlm surga Islam: kasus2 wanita bakar diri sendiri semakin meningkat di Afghanistan. ... m=storyrhs
Afghan women burn themselves to death to be heard
By James Astill in Kabul
April 27, 2004

Six months ago, after being bullied by her in-laws, Mallali Nurzi, 26, soaked herself in petrol and struck a match. By the time the fire was extinguished, Mallali was burnt all over. It took her 24 hours to die.

"Her husband's family were treating her like an animal," said her father, Nazir Shah.

"Every minute of every day, she was fetching water, growing crops, looking after animals and children, cleaning the house. She was patient, but it was too much for her. She found it hard to live like a slave."

Ms Nurzi was not alone in her suffering, nor in the agonising way she chose to die. Anecdotal evidence suggests several hundred young women are burning themselves to death every year in western Afghanistan.

A government inquiry in Herat, the biggest city in the country's west, reported that at least 52 young, married, or soon-to-be married women had burnt themselves to death in recent months. The youngest was a 13-year-old engaged girl. Most of the women were educated and included nurses and teachers.

"In our culture, women have always burned themselves, because they have always been so badly treated," said Amina Safi Afzali, of the Afghan Human Rights Commission. "But this phenomenon was never as prevalent as it is today."

Behind the increase, Ms Afzali says, is a disillusionment felt by many educated Afghan women because the two years since the fall of the Taliban have brought precious little freedom.

"There are many more pressures on young Afghan women today because they have learned what freedom is from radio and television, but that is not what they have.

"In the past, every girl knew she belonged to her family; she existed only for her father and her husband; she knew she wasn't free. Now young girls know they should have rights, and they are prepared to burn themselves to show society that they do not have them yet."

The country's constitution gives equal rights to men and women. But despite an increase in the number of girls in school, most Afghan women enjoy no more rights than they did under the Taliban. Most of the country is not controlled by the government but by warlords as misogynistic as the Taliban.

The deputy Women's Minister, Suraya Sobah Rang, said: "Women in this country are in a very bad situation, with forced marriages, families selling their daughters to pay drug debts, women being beaten all the time. We have to change these things."

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 1:09 am
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The AIHRC noted 150 cases of self-immolation among women in the western region of the country in 2005 alone.

Women who burn themselves to death often do so as a result of forced marriages, which are sanctioned by extremist interpretations (??) of Shari'a law and are occurring at an alarming rate. Cases of violence against women are also rising.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 1:17 am
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Das Leid der Frauen – „Feuertod“ in Afghanistan

Die RTL-Korrespondentin erzählt von der 20-jährigen Gololai, die sich im Haus der Familie ihres Ehemannes mit Benzin übergossen und angezündet hat. Erst Stunden später bringt man sie mit schweren Verbrennungen ins Krankenhaus. Das ist kein Einzelschicksal in Herat im Südwesten Afghanistans: Nach offiziellen Angaben verbrennen sich allein in dieser Stadt jährlich 200 zwangsverheiratete Frauen selbst, etwa die Hälfte von ihnen stirbt.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 1:26 am
by ali5196

A young woman named Gulbar in the Baghdis province was repeatedly abused by her husband, who finally set fire to her. While she attempts to recover from extreme burns covering 40 percent of her body, no steps have been taken by local authorities to hold her husband accountable.

Gulbar was admitted to a local hospital in Badghis province in Northern Afghanistan in November 2005. She has been burnt by her husband.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:00 pm
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Hospitals in Asia treat a disproportionately high number of female burn victims. The perpetrators are usually the victims' in-laws or husbands

PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:21 pm
by ali5196
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Seorang wanita Pakistan dgn wajah setelah disiram api/air raksa?

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:45 am
by ali5196
"Don't burn yourself," she said, lying on her hospital bed. "If you want a way out, use a gun: it's less painful."

Afghan women who turn to immolation BBC
Thursday, 19 March 2009

Sitting in her family's mud brick home, Shanas recalled the day she set herself on fire. The 16-year-old doused her legs in petrol and then with a match set the fuel alight. "The next thing I remember was waking up in the hospital surrounded by my family. That was three or four days later." From what Shanas says it is unclear what drove her five years ago to take such drastic action. She may have been unhappy about her engagement during that period. But what is clear is that her story is one that is repeated across Afghanistan.

Self-immolation among women has the highest recorded levels in Herat province (although many other provinces provide no data on the subject). Most of the women are in their teens or early 20s and are recently or soon-to-be married.

We want to have the same rights as men. Kandigol, women's rights campaigner

Experts suggest that a combination of poverty, illiteracy, domestic violence and lack of freedoms continue to drive this decades-old trend. While the Afghan constitution - written after the fall of the Taleban in 2001 - enshrines equal rights for men and women, much of the country remains conservatively entrenched.

At the burns centre of the provincial hospital in Herat, Dr Mohammed Jalili knows more than most about this gruesome practice. He says he has seen more than 80 cases of women committing self-immolation in the past year. The majority of these women have died from their injuries. "Many of the women and their families say 'it was an accident'," he says. "It's their way of hiding their shame about the act." But Dr Jalili says the cases are often easy to detect. Apart from the extent of burns, one tell-tale sign of an act of self-immolation is that there are no burns on the arm used to pour the petrol.

At the hospital, Dr Jalili was treating two women. He had operated on 20-year-old Anargol three times, including a skin graft operation on her badly scarred neck.

Afghan women rarely get a forum to display their talent

Anargol says she had committed self-immolation after arguing with her husband. When asked whether she had a message for other women, she had a shocking response. "Don't burn yourself," she said, lying on her hospital bed. "If you want a way out, use a gun: it's less painful." It was an absolute cry of despair, and something rarely heard from women in this deeply conservative society.

But according to Soraya Balaigh, director of the provincial department for women's affairs, it is an emotion that many women relate to. "Pressure is often put on these women by their husbands or the mothers-in-law," she says. "Violence is common and many women are desperate. I had a woman in this office who begged me to kill her here rather than send her back."

PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 9:59 pm
by ali5196
Sementara itu di negara Islam 'moderat,' TURKI:


“Kami mengambil kesimpulan bahwa alasan atas kenaikan angka bunuh diri adalah komflik2 di dalam keluarga,” pemimpin studi Charité, Meryam Schouler-Ocak mengatakan kepada harian itu. “ Misalnya para gadis menginginkan seorang teman pria, atau mereka ingin ke klub2 dengan teman2 mereka. Atau bayangkan ketika seorang gadis harus menikahi sesorang yang tidak dia inginkan.”