The Afghan policewoman facing abuse at work

A BBC investigation has revealed widespread allegations of sexual harassment and abuse among the Afghan police.

After months of research, the BBC spoke to a number of women who claimed to have been raped or assaulted by their superiors or colleagues. Human rights groups say most attacks go unreported.

Momena waived her anonymity to speak to the BBC about what happened to her. She still works as a policewoman even though she has changed departments.

Hosna Jalil is no longer Deputy Minister of the Interior. She says she thinks it was removed because she was “a loud voice”.

This BBC report by Kawoon Khamoosh is part of the documentary Policing the Police in Afghanistan.

Assistant director: Nasrin Nawa

Camera: Abdul Hamid Karimi and Hamid Arshia

Executive Producer: Ben Allen, Jacky Martens, Vara Szajkowski

Thanks to the BBC Bureau in Kabul and everyone who contributed to this report.


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