The Association for Human Rights in Afghanistan (ASDHA) exposes the difficult circumstances that women in Afghanistan face 13 years after the fall of the Taliban regime in an exhibition featuring photographs by Gervasio Sánchez and texts by Mònica Bernabé. Sánchez, a journalist and specialist in armed conflicts, and Bernabé, the only Spanish journalist reporting from Afghanistan on a permanent basis, have been working on this project for 6 years. The project's objective is to show how the violence perpetrated against women in Afghanistan is an endemic and structural social problem exacerbated by the war, and to expose how religion and the lack of education are used as a pretext for such abuse and the country's misogynistic laws.
The exhibition, which includes more than 150 photographs, and the book, presented in conjunction with the project, are divided into six thematic sections: forced marriage and child marriage; running away; drug addiction; suicide; supposed legal advances and the reality; and the consequences of impunity and the war. Women who defy the status quo are also featured; women who, despite the circumstances they live in, have managed to make themselves heard in this climate of hostility or who have succeeded in establishing themselves in public life, a male-only preserve in Afghanistan.