She Committed to help women getting violence
Laila a young woman in Herat province Enjil district with her two children lives in a family with her husband, father in law, mother in law and other members of her family. Laila experienced family violence in her laws family. She stated her story of a bitter beginning.
She said, “I am married for my brother with no mahar, instead my in laws gave their daughter to my brother”. This a culture that from years ago vogue in our society that they exchange their daughters for their sons. As many girls Laila is also one of the vacuums of this inappropriate popularity in her society. Laila’s brother was not satisfied with this marriage, the girl he was married with was older than Laila’s brother, and they had problem with each other. However, their problem affected my life as well, with this situation, my in-law’s family started hateful and violent behaviors to me.
This situation was unbearable for me, I left many to my father house, again my mother convinced me and sent me back to my husband’s house. There was no any way to and person to help me to share my problem with to find or show me a solution.
Finally, in one of the day I went to cousin’s house and shared my family issues with her, as she was already aware of AWEC Consultation center in the area, so she told me to go to the consultation center and share your issue to them, definitely they will help you to overcome to your problem and restart your life with your husband and your children.
Cousin of Laila took her to the Enjil consultation center and asks Legal consultant to listen to her issue and help her to come out of the violent she is faced with. Laila added that three months ago while she came to this center she was not ensure that they will help her to solve her problem, in addition she was scaring from spreading of her case in to community.
Laila says that Legal consultant assured me that her case will be keep protected and no one will access to her case. The consultant invited Laila’s in-laws to the center and talked to them and asked them the reason for violent to Laila.
After multi visits of Laila family from center and getting instructions and guidance of legal consultant, they accepted their fault and promised that they will not do violent against Laila, this was because they did not understand women right in Islam and according to the law of Afghan government.
After getting consultation and guidance, Laila’s life changed and bright and continued her life with a new face and page of family relation.
Laila is so thankful from AWEC for its good services particularly for women in her society, as Laila added “now I understood how to deal with violence”. Furthermore, she added that she will help other women and girls who are in the situation like I was before.
Further to the above, now Laila learning tailoring vocational and literacy in the center that AWEC in AC project provided for women who experienced violence in the targeted community.