Healthcare, Maternal Mortality and Sexual Violence: Afghanistan Self-Immoliation: 11_LA_Burned

Hanife, 15, is offered juice from her mother in the burn center of the Herat Regional Hospital in Herat, Afghanistan, August 3, 2010.  Hanife tried to commit suicide by self-immolation after being beaten by her mother-in-law about fifty days prior. Hanife has been married about six months, and her husband is working in Iran to try to earn money for the family, and left her alone with abusive in-laws.

Hanife, 15, is offered juice from her mother in the burn center of the Herat Regional Hospital in Herat, Afghanistan, August 3, 2010. Hanife tried to commit suicide by self-immolation after being beaten by her mother-in-law about fifty days prior. Hanife has been married about six months, and her husband is working in Iran to try to earn money for the family, and left her alone with abusive in-laws.