The most dangerous country in the world to be female?

We wrote to you in March aboutthe shelter I run for girls and women in Afghanistan, which will close down if we don’t find new funding. So far, you have generously given over $13,000, which is enough to keep us running for a few more weeks!

Zarmina was just two when her mother sold her off to a 22-year-old Taliban member. Mah Jabin was ten when she was handed over to a man who beat and raped her over the course of three years. Both girls rely on staying in the shelter. If they leave, they could be stoned to death.

We continue to rely on your donations to keep the shelter open until we find new funding. Thank you for anything you can do to help us.

Yours sincerely,

Najia Karimi
Executive Director, HAWCA

Read more in my opinion piece for the LA Times about how Afghanistan is the most dangerous country in the world to be a woman and see images and more from our shelter in The Washington Post.

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