–87: The percentage of Afghan women who report suffering physical abuse, half of which is sexual.
–60: The percentage of marriages in Afghanistan that are forced.
–57: The percentage of Afghan brides who are under the age of 16.
–88: The illiteracy rate amongst Afghan women.
–5: The percentage of Afghan girls attending secondary school.
–1 in 9: The number of women in Afghanistan who die in childbirth — that’s the highest in the world, alongside Sierra Leone.
–1 Million: The number of Afghan widows who have no rights, including no right to work — leaving them to beg on the street.
–£800 to £2,000: The price of a child bride if Afghanistan.
And Afghanistan is the only country where the suicide rate is higher for women than for men.
Just a few things to think about today, and every time you hear politicians talk about how we “liberated” Afghanistan and Afghan women.