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Afghanistan’s ‘hill of widows’ live in a world apart

In this photograph taken on March 20, 2017, Afghan widows and residents walk to the home of Anissa Azimi, 38, the daughter of the founder of the ‘Widows Hill’, Bibikoh, in Zanabad on the outskirts of Kabul.

The first women settled on this stony slope outside Kabul in the 1990s hoping to escape the stigma those like them are forced to endure.

Today it is known as Afghanistan’s ‘hill of widows’, home to a cluster of women who have eked out independence in a society that shuns and condemns them as immoral.

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05.01.2019 | 16:01

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