***The "Religion of Peace" is at it again. If you're past puberty and you are a female you have no rights.***
File picture, not the victim.
A 14-year-old Afghan girl was beheaded and killed in an attack by two men, one of whom apparently asked her to marry him.
The attack happened Tuesday, a
day before new legislation was introduced in Congress calling on the
U.S. government to take steps to help protect Afghan women and girls as
the U.S. military prepares to exit Afghanistan.
Gasitina, a student, was beheaded
in the Imam Sahib district of Kunduz province. The attack was initially
reported by local media, and was confirmed by Amnesty International
researcher Horia Mosadiq in an email.
The girl was fetching water when
she was accosted, according to reports. The men, who have not been
identified, were arrested by police. The girl and her parents had
refused a marriage proposal by one of the men, according to the Amnesty
This was the 15th deadly attack on a female victim in Kunduz in 2012, the human rights organization said.
"Amnesty International is very
concerned about the violations against women in Afghanistan," said
Cristina Finch, director of the organization's Women's Human Rights
Amnesty reported a similar
incident in October, when a young woman was murdered and her throat
slashed. In that case, the woman apparently refused to work as a
Although it appears such attacks
are increasing in frequency, it may be that the world outside
Afghanistan is just beginning to hear about them, Finch said.
On Wednesday, Sen. Bob Casey, a
Democrat from Pennsylvania, and Kay Bailey Hutchison, a Republican from
Texas, introduced the Afghan Women and Girls' Security Promotion Act. If
passed in its current form, the bill addresses how women's security
will be monitored as the U.S. military withdraws from the country.
The bill also calls for improved gender sensitivity among
Afghanistan's national security forces and recruitment of women within
the ranks of those forces.
Amnesty International USA's executive director Suzanne Nossel applauded Casey and Hutchison for introducing the bill.
"As the United States military transitions out of Afghanistan, Afghan
women's human rights continue to be at grave risk and demand urgent
attention," Nossel said in a statement. "The fate of women will be a
crucial determinant of that country's prospects for a stable and
In a report on Afghan violence against women, Amnesty International
wrote that one of the justifications of the U.S. military going into the
country in 2001 was to ensure the protection of human rights, including
"More than 10 years after the
overthrow of the Taliban, modest advances have been made for girls and
women in Afghanistan," the report said. "But much remains to be done.
Peace talks between the Taliban, Afghan government and the U.S.
jeopardize even these modest gains as the U.S. searches for a quick
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