[Herat, Afghanistan; August 17. Image via Getty]

An Afghan woman listens to her daughter, Ghodsi, (20), who committed self-immolation and has been hospitalized since last week with 85% of her body covered in burns, at Herat hospital on August 17, 2009. Ghodsi was forced to marry an elder man two years ago and attempted suicide after acknowledging rumours of having an affair with a younger man. Over the past five months, at least 43 self-immolation cases have been recorded by Herat city hospital alone, of whom less than 10 were saved. AFP PHOTO/BEHROUZ MEHRI (Photo credit should read BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)