Tuesday , 23 May 2017
  • Human Rights workshop in MUDH

  • IP training in Bamyan

  • Virginity Testing workshop for Lecturers of Plice Academy

  • Virginity testing workshop in MOPH

Virginity Testing

Virginity Testing Afghanistan Forensic Science Organization (AFSO) is deeply concerned about the use of hymen examinations with the purpose of conducting so-called “virginity tests” which are used to prosecute women in Afghanistan for so-called moral crimes. These discriminatory and degrading examinations not only lack scientific or medical basis, but also – when conducted in circumstances of duress – amount to ... Read More »

Mass Grave Exhumation in Bamyan, Afghanistan

Press Release Exhumation of a Mass Grave in Bamyan City Saturday 6th August, 2016 Bamyan, Afghanistan This week, AFSO and its partners at Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) are hosting a forensic anthropology training exercise in Bamyan province, which includes the exhumation of a partially-disturbed mass grave. Afghanistan has suffered many years of conflict and human rights violations. The existence ... Read More »

Virginity and Hymen Testing: No Factual, Scientific, or Medical Basis

Virginity Testing Afghanistan Forensic Science Organization (AFSO) is deeply concerned about the use of hymen examinations with the purpose of conducting so-called “virginity tests” which are used to prosecute women in Afghanistan for so-called moral crimes. These discriminatory and degrading examinations not only lack scientific or medical basis, but also – when conducted in circumstances of duress – amount to ... Read More »

Mass Graves: Securing Afghanistan’s Past

Mass graves – Afghanistan Disappearances, summary executions and mass killings have occurred throughout all phases of Afghanistan’s conflict over the past few decades. Afghanistan’s oral tradition means that there is often little distinction between eyewitness and hearsay accounts of the alleged crimes behind Afghanistan’s many mass graves. Narratives of events are frequently constructed by community consensus, resulting in individuals narrating ... Read More »

Afghanistan Forensic Science Organization (AFSO)

About the Afghanistan Forensic Science Organization (AFSO) AFSO is an independent, non-political, non-governmental and non-profit organization founded in 2011 to promote the use of forensic science in Afghanistan. FSO is registered with the Ministry of Economy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. In 2010, eighteen (18) professionals from the Afghan National Police (ANP), Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), the ... Read More »

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