In October, NPR reported on efforts to free girls and women in Afghanistan who'd been jailed for failiing a "virginity test," even though such tests are banned by the U.N. Activists say those women are now free — but that it's still happening.
Families in #Afghanistan are taking unmarried daughters for #virginitytests to determine if she can go to school, get married, get a job, or has been raped. If she "fails", some families inform police & the daughter is sent to prison. #Gilead
Great to see Rula Ghani & recognizing the injustice caused by Afghanistan's abusive and unscientific "virginity exams." And wonderful that 190 women & girls--who should have never been arrested--were freed. But this does not solve the problem.
Last year, reported on Marie Stopes Afghanistan's efforts to free women & girls jailed for failing so-called 'virginity tests'. Nearly a year later, we have good news to share. The prisoners are now free. 🙌
Whatever Happened To ... The Afghan Girls Imprisoned For Failing A Virginity Test? via
Whatever Happened To ... The Afghan Girls Imprisoned For Failing A Virginity Test? One of the latest from where they revisit past stories. This is an excellent series that they do each year.