Healthcare, Maternal Mortality and Sexual Violence: Afghanistan Self-Immoliation: 05_LA_Burned

Marie Jose Brunel, a French nurse with the NGO Humaniterra, closes the eyes of Gul Zada at the time of her death as her mother, Zamarot, looks on in the burn center of the Herat Regional Hospital in Herat, Afghanistan, August 3, 2010.  Gulzada, who was about 45 years old, with five children, set herself on fire after being insulted by a relative for not bringing a gift for her son's fiance at a recent relative's wedding.  Juma Gul explained that his mother was too poor to buy a gift for the future bride, as he described the hardships of Afghan families.

Marie Jose Brunel, a French nurse with the NGO Humaniterra, closes the eyes of Gul Zada at the time of her death as her mother, Zamarot, looks on in the burn center of the Herat Regional Hospital in Herat, Afghanistan, August 3, 2010. Gulzada, who was about 45 years old, with five children, set herself on fire after being insulted by a relative for not bringing a gift for her son's fiance at a recent relative's wedding. Juma Gul explained that his mother was too poor to buy a gift for the future bride, as he described the hardships of Afghan families.