More Afghan women are reporting sexual abuse
5 December 2012 Last updated at 19:59 GMT
Victims of sex crimes in Afghanistan often keep quiet about their attacks for fear of being stigmatised.
But after the defeat of the Taliban, many human rights organisations are striving towards attaining real justice for women.
An important part of that step is speaking out about the perpetrators of such attacks - in the courts and in the media.
Marzieh Mashkoori reports.
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