Aysha an afghan woman, whose nose and ears had been cut off by her husband, was taken to California by some charity institution for rebuilding her nose. The surgery was successfully done by non-profit humanitarian Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital in California Where she was also honored with enduring heart award which was given to her by California first lady Maria Shriver, the wife of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
“This is the first Enduring Heart award given to a woman whose heart endures and who shows us all what it means to have love and to be the enduring heart,” Ms Shriver said.
As Aysha told media about her life that she had married her husband (who was Taliban fighter) as part of “blood debt” after her uncle killed one of her husband’s relatives. Her nose and ear had been cut off by her husband after she ran away due to being abused by his family.
It is not the only event happening in Afghanistan, hundreds of such cases are reported daily by media. Same case is written in Tolo news about an Afghan woman named Shiba who lives in Zabul. And whose husband cut her nose, her ears and then he fiercely hit her in the mouth and broke her teeth,”
The UN estimates nearly 90 per cent of Afghanistan’s women suffer from some sort of domestic abuse.
However, the Taliban have released a statement rejecting this.
‘The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan rejects this fabrication by the Americans, who are publishing these lies to divert attention of the people from their clear and disgraceful defeat,’ said a spokesman.
‘In sacred Islamic law, cutting off human ears and noses whether the human is alive or dead is illegal and prohibited.’
Woman rights organizations in Afghanistan state insecurity, lack of law enforcement, forced marriages, avoiding female education, some traditions as blood debt are among the main causes of violence against women in Afghanistan.
Woman and children have always been the first victims under any regimes’ disorders and tribulation. Aysha might be among the few lucky women whose voice and pain could be noticed by the world. Thousands of women are still living the life of Aysha or worst than that and are remained unheard.
Hope the situation gets better in Afghanistan as soon as possible and the violence against woman or I should say all humans in Afghanistan comes to an end.
for watching: The mutilated Afghan girl Aisha got a new nose
Sources: BBC, ABC, Tolo news, Huffingtonpost, Dailymail