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They Threw A Grenade At Her Brother Because She Helped Women

Hear this woman speak about the danger women are put in simply because they look out for other women. She was just doing her job, but the horrifying things she went through highlight a desperate need for change.

They Threw A Grenade At Her Brother Because She Helped Women

Dr. D is a gynecologist in Afghanistan. Her name has been changed to protect her identity. Her life-saving work — providing health care to women who’ve experienced sexual violence — puts her own family in grave danger. Dr. D's story should be told, but because of ongoing threats, she couldn’t be filmed. Amnesty International asked Dr. Caroline Wright, a gynecologist based in England, to tell Dr. D’s story.

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As people get older, social isolation and loneliness become serious problems. Many find themselves living alone for the first time after the death of a spouse. It's also difficult for older people to maintain friendships when people they've known for years become ill or pass away.

Census Bureau figures say that almost a quarter of men and nearly 46% of women over the age of 75 live alone.

But loneliness doesn't just affect those who reside by themselves. People can feel lonely when there is a discrepancy between their desired and actual relationships. To put it simply, when it comes to having a healthy social life, quality is just as important as quantity.

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