Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Alissa Rubin on Afghan culture

"The reasons for the huge gap between the number of reports and the number investigated and brought to trial have much to do with Afghan culture, which discourages discussing family troubles with strangers, and with widespread discrimination against women, which leads to “acceptance of violence against them,” said Georgette Gagnon, the director of human rights for the United Nations’ Afghanistan office, who discussed the findings at a news conference."  I see. So there is no such gaps in Western countries?