Human rights NGOs believe up to thousands of women may still be imprisoned in Afghan jails after failing “virginity tests”. This is despite a ban on the intrusive process of examining a woman or girl to see if she has had sexual intercourse.
The BBC reports the process is still “widespread” despite the ban which authorities claim to have imposed.
But a perceived “breakthrough” has been made to end the practice once and for all, according to Marie Stopes International in Afghanistan, as reported by The Guardian.
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