Hossein Fatemi/Panos Pictures

Herat, Afghanistan

Fareeba, who set herself on fire in 2009, shows her burn scars as her mother brushes her hair at their home in Herat. Forced marriages and a lack of education contribute to a recent spate of suicide attempts among women in Afghanistan, reports say. Afghan women are in a subordinate position in society, where conservative Islamic laws and traditions dictate what a woman is allowed to do in a male dominated world.

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Hossein Fatemi/Panos Pictures
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Herat
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Afghanistan
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4256 x 2832 pixels
36.03 x 23.98 cm (300 dpi)
14.19 x 9.44 inch (300 dpi)
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