Domestic Abuse Plagues Women from Afghanistan

http://www.womenforafghanwomen.org/history.php?ID=/history.htmlOn February 27, 2011, the New York Times published an article “Abuse Often Follows Afghans to America,” about how women from Afghanistan, who are abused in their own country, still suffer extreme domestic abuse when they come to the United States.  Women immigrating to the United States from Afghanistan are often joining their husbands who already have come to the United States.  These women are “thrilled about the prospect of a new American life,” but often that dream is shattered when they arrive in the United States.  How, and why, is this so?

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