The Digital Journalist
© Lana Slezic
The women's shelter in Kandahar is home to Bibi Aisha, a widow with three children. She is severely mentally unstable which causes the staff to chain her up once a week when she acts up. Other widowed women like Bibi Aisha live at the shelter, most of them suffering from depression. The Human Rights Commission in Kandahar says 86 percent of women in Afghanistan are clinically depressed.