Afghan women seek fiery death

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The number of Afghan women who are committing suicide by setting themselves on fire to escape their difficult lives has been increasing. Non-governmental organizations "say women forced into marriage or suffering chronic abuse are killing themselves out of desperation," the BBC said. "'If you run away from home, you may be raped or put in jail and then sent home and then what will happen to you?' asked Rachel Reid, a researcher for Human Rights Watch who tracks violence against women," the New York Times said.

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This story is really sad. I wish it was easier to help them.

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