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A 14-year-old Afghan girl was beheaded and killed in an attack by two men, one of whom apparently asked her to marry him.

The attack happened Tuesday, a day before new legislation was introduced in Congress calling on the U.S. government to take steps to help protect Afghan women and girls as the U.S. military prepares to exit Afghanistan.

Gasitina, a student, was beheaded in the Imam Sahib district of Kunduz province. The attack was initially reported by local media, and was confirmed by Amnesty International researcher Horia Mosadiq in an email.

The girl was fetching water when she was accosted, according to reports. The men, who have not been identified, were arrested by police. The girl and her parents had refused a marriage proposal by one of the men, according to the Amnesty International report.

This was the 15th deadly attack on a female victim in Kunduz in 2012, the human rights organization said.

"Amnesty International is very concerned about the violations against women in Afghanistan," said Cristina Finch, director of the organization's Women's Human Rights program.

Amnesty reported a similar incident in October, when a young woman was murdered and her throat slashed. In that case, the woman apparently refused to work as a prostitute.

Although it appears such attacks are increasing in frequency, it may be that the world outside Afghanistan is just beginning to hear about them, Finch said.

On Wednesday, Sen. Bob Casey, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, and Kay Bailey Hutchison, a Republican from Texas, introduced the Afghan Women and Girls' Security Promotion Act. If passed in its current form, the bill addresses how women's security will be monitored as the U.S. military withdraws from the country.

The bill also calls for improved gender sensitivity among Afghanistan's national security forces and recruitment of women within the ranks of those forces.

Amnesty International USA's executive director Suzanne Nossel applauded Casey and Hutchison for introducing the bill.

"As the United States military transitions out of Afghanistan, Afghan women's human rights continue to be at grave risk and demand urgent attention," Nossel said in a statement. "The fate of women will be a crucial determinant of that country's prospects for a stable and prosperous future."

In a report on Afghan violence against women, Amnesty International wrote that one of the justifications of the U.S. military going into the country in 2001 was to ensure the protection of human rights, including women's rights.

"More than 10 years after the overthrow of the Taliban, modest advances have been made for girls and women in Afghanistan," the report said. "But much remains to be done. Peace talks between the Taliban, Afghan government and the U.S. jeopardize even these modest gains as the U.S. searches for a quick exit."

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Probably the worst place on the planet to live as a woman.

In the 2nd murder they described, the young woman was killed for refusing to work as a prostitute. So how do they punish prostitutes? They murder them. So basically, work as a prostitute and we'll kill you. Refuse to work as a prostitute and we'll kill you.

Thank the Lord or whatever higher power you believe in, or just your lucky stars if you're an atheist that you were not born in that region of the world.

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another violation of Human Rights...........come on UN and the ICC should get involved and try to prosecute these terrible man for their crimes against women

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A 14-year-old Afghan girl was beheaded and killed in an attack by two men, one of whom apparently asked her to marry him.

The attack happened Tuesday, a day before new legislation was introduced in Congress calling on the U.S. government to take steps to help protect Afghan women and girls as the U.S. military prepares to exit Afghanistan.

Gasitina, a student, was beheaded in the Imam Sahib district of Kunduz province. The attack was initially reported by local media, and was confirmed by Amnesty International researcher Horia Mosadiq in an email.

The girl was fetching water when she was accosted, according to reports. The men, who have not been identified, were arrested by police. The girl and her parents had refused a marriage proposal by one of the men, according to the Amnesty International report.

This was the 15th deadly attack on a female victim in Kunduz in 2012, the human rights organization said.

"Amnesty International is very concerned about the violations against women in Afghanistan," said Cristina Finch, director of the organization's Women's Human Rights program.

Amnesty reported a similar incident in October, when a young woman was murdered and her throat slashed. In that case, the woman apparently refused to work as a prostitute.

Although it appears such attacks are increasing in frequency, it may be that the world outside Afghanistan is just beginning to hear about them, Finch said.

On Wednesday, Sen. Bob Casey, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, and Kay Bailey Hutchison, a Republican from Texas, introduced the Afghan Women and Girls' Security Promotion Act. If passed in its current form, the bill addresses how women's security will be monitored as the U.S. military withdraws from the country.

The bill also calls for improved gender sensitivity among Afghanistan's national security forces and recruitment of women within the ranks of those forces.

Amnesty International USA's executive director Suzanne Nossel applauded Casey and Hutchison for introducing the bill.

"As the United States military transitions out of Afghanistan, Afghan women's human rights continue to be at grave risk and demand urgent attention," Nossel said in a statement. "The fate of women will be a crucial determinant of that country's prospects for a stable and prosperous future."

In a report on Afghan violence against women, Amnesty International wrote that one of the justifications of the U.S. military going into the country in 2001 was to ensure the protection of human rights, including women's rights.

"More than 10 years after the overthrow of the Taliban, modest advances have been made for girls and women in Afghanistan," the report said. "But much remains to be done. Peace talks between the Taliban, Afghan government and the U.S. jeopardize even these modest gains as the U.S. searches for a quick exit."

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Probably the worst place on the planet to live as a woman.

In the 2nd murder they described, the young woman was killed for refusing to work as a prostitute. So how do they punish prostitutes? They murder them. So basically, work as a prostitute and we'll kill you. Refuse to work as a prostitute and we'll kill you.

Thank the Lord or whatever higher power you believe in, or just your lucky stars if you're an atheist that you were not born in that region of the world.

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Barbaric country .. will only change if you wipe em out and start over .. when the Allies leave, it will revert faster than Karzay can flee to his bank accounts in the same institutions as Mittens Romney .. what a senseless waste of blood and treasure .. am so glad the Canadians are there propping up the warlords .. drug returns have never been higher .. Yay Canada!!

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I believe this is happening because of religous and culture of Aghan people........these stuff would never happen here.....until the culture is change that women right have more freedom........I believe this will continue to happen

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Barbaric country .. will only change if you wipe em out and start over .. when the Allies leave, it will revert faster than Karzay can flee to his bank accounts in the same institutions as Mittens Romney .. what a senseless waste of blood and treasure .. am so glad the Canadians are there propping up the warlords .. drug returns have never been higher .. Yay Canada!!

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Instead of dropping bombs on them and wiping them out. How about educating them? Might just be crazy enough to work. Bombing the crap out of them sure hasn't worked. Would probably take a few generations though. That kind of stupidity has to be bred out.

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Imagine how different that place would be if Alexander had Greco-fied it when he had the chance.

Oh, that's right. It didn't work in Egypt, Babylon, Syria or Persia either.

Help us, Lebanon. You're Islam's only hope.

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They won't listen to anything. We try and educate them, they just kidnap the workers and kill them... We send them large amounts of money for education ect and more then half of it goes missing and the rest goes to the wrong places / people. We use force and well.... that has solved nothing except a new generation of kids wanting to blow themselves up. The place is a complete mess and won't be changing anytime soon.

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Imagine how different that place would be if Alexander had Greco-fied it when he had the chance.

Oh, that's right. It didn't work in Egypt, Babylon, Syria or Persia either.

Help us, Lebanon. You're Islam's only hope.

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Cyrus's creation outlived him whereas Alexander's Empire crumbled right after his death and was split into three parts by his generals.

Military-wise, Alexander was the better leader for accomplishing what he did in such a short span. However his father deserves credit for revolutionarizing the Macedonian army into the well-oiled fighting machine that ALexander took with him in his conquest.

Administration-wise, Cyrus outranks him because he created a multi-cultural, multi-ethic society which is a far harder and more beneficial task for human society. It's easier to destory than it is to build.

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They won't listen to anything. We try and educate them, they just kidnap the workers and kill them... We send them large amounts of money for education ect and more then half of it goes missing and the rest goes to the wrong places / people. We use force and well.... that has solved nothing except a new generation of kids wanting to blow themselves up. The place is a complete mess and won't be changing anytime soon.

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The change will come from within not from outside influences. In fact, we should let them be and evolve by themselves. Time is the only thing that will change it. I mean we went from a caveman era to a civilized era by enduring some hardships along the way. Canada is the country it is today not because of influences from the outside but from changes within. Don't you guys remember the slavery era and how black were treated?

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The tribal cultures of central Asia are older than Europe.

Why did our culture change and theirs has regressed?

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I believe this is happening because of religous and culture of Aghan people........these stuff would never happen here.....until the culture is change that women right have more freedom........I believe this will continue to happen

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