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The Bookseller of Kabul

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مغتنمة فرصة نادرة، تقوم الكاتبة الشقراء البالغة الثالثة والثلاثين من عمرها بتتبع حياة أعضاء مختلفين من عائلة خان لمدة ثلاثة أشهر لترسم مجموعة من الصور النابضة المحيرة.
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A book similar to mine is The Bookseller of Kabul. Sultan Khan wants to distribute books to everybody but the Taliban dont allow that. Sultan also has strict views on the role of women in the household that his 2 wives follow.

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Turning Point | Changing the Course for Adolescent Girls Worldwide

Turning Point | Changing the Course for Adolescent Girls Worldwide | Arrange Marriages | Scoop.it
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A way to help is by donating to this organization that helps girls get an education instead of getting married. It will give girls the choice of they want to marry as well as when. The choice will be up tp them not be forced.

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Afghanistan—Human Rights

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Under the Taliban rule women were practically invisible. There were many laws that they had to obey or else they faced severe consequences. The Taliban wanted to remove women from social and public life. They were virtually under house arrest. Girls and women could not go outside to the store or to venture around without the company of a close male relative. They were also denied to go to school or even get a job. Also the women had to wear Burquas which covered their whole entire body It only had a mesh part designed for seeing and breathing. Also men doctors couldnt check women and women couldnt study to become doctors so women were denied healthcare. Women had rules to follow they couldnt wear white socks or even wear shoes that made noise when they walked they had to become invisible. Women who didnt walk with their husbands were stoned to death. If women came out the house alone they were even shot or beaten.

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Too Young to Wed: The Secret World of Child Brides

Every year, throughout the world, millions of young girls are forced into marriage. Child marriage is outlawed in many countries and international agreements...
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The video shows how girls get married young. It says its a tradition practiced over many countries and even though its illegal in some parts of the world. It still happens because traditions die hard. If it still continues at the same pace it is believed about 100 million girls will get married over the next decade. Once they get married the girls are taken out of school. So they have no way to provide for their family but to depend on their husbands. Increasing the poverty rate, the girls are married off because their families are poor. Making them young brides and reproducing up to 9 kids with no money; which continues the cycle of child brides. Some girls want to be doctors and have a future but their fate is sealed at such a young age. Some of the girls are abused by their husbands and the husband's family. Bibi Aisha who is 17 and had her nose and ears cut by her father in law for no reason at all.

 

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Too Young to Wed: The Secret World of Child Brides (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYleXcpbzKY) - What attracted me to this article is the picture with the probably 30-40 year old man with an looks like 12-14 year old girl.the video goes on to talk about how child marriages need to stop. many reason of  child marriages is  simply because it has happened for generations – and straying from tradition could mean exclusion from the community. Might also be because of poverty , they may not be able to feed their children. What the people don't realize is that early marriage affects their education and often goes in to abuse and deadly consequences. Women of these communities are often seen as family burdens while their husbands are seen as kings. The father or the husbands family bring her in the their to get married often so they can mold the women into the type of person they want her to be.”Half the Sky “ relate to this by Gender empowerment. Sections one, two and six all talk about gender empowerment in different forms like. bride burnings , not caring for female baby, not being able to go to school. this article is good help for culture,

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Two Child Brides Interviewed Who Are Seeking Divorce - 2

BBC Arabic (The UK) : Child Marriage in Yemen: Interviews with Two Girl-Brides Who Have Appealed to the Court Seeking Divorce
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This girl got married simply because her dad wanted to get back at her mom. She was only 12 years old and a wife. The wife of her much older uncle. She had no choice but go a long with it.

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Kabul Journal - Big Weddings Bring Afghans Joy, and Debt - NYTimes.com

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In one of the poorest countries in the world, extravagant weddings are a mainstay of modern life.
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Weddings in afghanistan are a very big deal. They represent social status, the more extravagant the wedding is the more respected you will be among society. Marriage is an important rite of passage for young Afghan males. And the luxuriousness of the ceremony reaffirms his family’s status. The brides family sets the guidelines for the ceremony and the groom pays. The brides family sets the "bride price" high so their daughter appears innocent and important. The bridegrooms are expected to pay not only for their weddings, but also all the related expenses, including several huge pre wedding parties and money for the bride’s family, a kind of reverse dowry. Their traditions in Afghanistan expect you to have big wedding but you pay the consequences with the bills you have to pay afterwards. The moderate guest list can reach up to 600sometimes even 2000 being the biggest one. The bridegroom is responsible for jewelry, flowers two gowns for the bride, two suits for the groom himself, a trip to the beauty parlor, sound system, photographer. Costing an average of $20,000. While some families save up for college in Afghanistan families save up for the big day.

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My Big Fat Afghan Wedding

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CBS News Correspondent Mandy Clark Leaves the Frontline for an Evening of Makeup, Sequins and Culture Shock
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Make up is a tradition is Afghan weddings. The bride has to be "caked" with white face make up to appear innocent. And the more colors the more beautiful.

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Afghanistan

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Afghanistan is one of the places were this takes place. But also the sorrounding areas around the Middle East.

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Marriage--or else: in Afghanistan, girls as young as 8 are forced into marriage. If they try to escape they risk public floggings, or worse.(INTERNATIONAL)

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Khadija Rasoul and Basgol Sakhi who were 13 and 14 disguised themselves as boy and tried to flee their abusive husbands. But the policeman that stopped them recognized them as girls and sent them back home, where they were publicly and viciously flogged for daring to run away from their husbands. Also in another case a 17yr old girl was given 2 options: marry the man that tormented her or become a suicide bomber. Child marriage is very common in Afghanistan in some tribes they arrange marriages for 8yr old and if they refuse they could face severe penalties, like public beatings, mutilation, or worse. Also some girls are married off to pay of their family's debts. Large dowry's are payed for the bride to be. Also families that are poor marry off their daughters so they have a mouth less to feed. 
     

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Burqua

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What women had to wear under the Talibans rule. They couldnt show any skin at all. They would also get punished for wearing shoes that made noise. Women were suppose to be invisible.

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Islamic marriage.

WATCH COMPLETE DOCUMENTARY http://docsonline.tv/?search=In%20my%20fathers%20house&type=title&docinfo=92 In this beautiful, poetic and deeply personal film, M...
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A wedding is pretty much a business deal. The groom pays for his bride. For example this bride was "bought" for $1200.

 

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