Despite some gains for Afghan women, violence remains entrenched

April 7, 2015 1:41 PM

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Despite some gains for Afghan women, violence remains entrenched

In this Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 photo, a 17-year-old Afghan girl arrives for an interview with The Associated Press, in Kabul, Afghanistan. For the past year, she has lived in a shelter in Afghanistan’s capital, after escaping a lifetime of sexual abuse first by her father since the age of nine, then by a man who purported to help her. Her story is extreme, but it typifies the problem of violence against women, which activists say remains deeply entrenched in the country despite efforts at change. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini) (The Associated Press)

In this Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 photo, a 17-year-old Afghan girl speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, in Kabul, Afghanistan. For the past year, she has lived in a shelter in Afghanistan’s capital, after escaping a lifetime of sexual abuse first by her father since the age of nine, th...

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