Help us continue to fight human rights abuses. Please give now to support our work. The Afghan government should take immediate steps to provide justice, support victims, and protect witnesses. In another recent case, provincial officials in Logar province are seeking to end an investigation into the sexual abuse of hundreds of schoolchildren and have threatened the activists who reported the abuse. The activists were released and subsequently left Afghanistan. Activists have told Human Rights Watch that provincial officials are seeking to terminate the investigation, regardless of whether it has made progress.
Afghanistan: FIFA Sexual Abuse Investigations Stall
The sex scandal at the heart of the Afghan government - BBC News
Rise in sexual harassment cases reported may reflect small gains Afghan women are making in society. The number of women in Afghanistan reporting cases of sexual harassment has been on the rise for years. Rights advocates say that may be a sign more women are becoming emboldened, as they also become more prominent in other sectors in society. But with the Taliban resurgent in many parts, some women are worried that any progress will be short-lived. In , truncheon-wielding police officers descended on the racially integrated concert of singer Paul Robeson. Rewilding is not about restoring the past, but about proactively seeking solutions for a world in environmental crisis.
Within this confession, I have to come to terms with the fact that Afghan women face very specific political circumstances around which our bodies and our sexual pleasure are weighted against. I am not ashamed of being sexual but, like most women, I have learned to watch myself from the outside. I know the arguments: we live in a world where women are agents of their sexuality and can be sexual while retaining their multifaceted identities. Trying to express our sexuality as women from formerly colonised countries means having to confront the various ways in which our bodies are seen and valued.
Help us continue to fight human rights abuses. Please give now to support our work. Specifically, FIFA needs to speedily and fairly investigate all AFF members accused of facilitating abuse, and set up effective measures to ensure the safety of whistleblowers and survivors.