Afghan Women Burn Themselves To Escape Abuse (VIDEO)

Eight years after the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan, many Afghan women continue to live in repressive and often abusive environments. To escape, many women turn to suicide, while others choose self-immolation as a means to escape family problems.

A video released by Reuters features a hospital in Herat province that specializes in treating women who burn themselves.

"I burnt myself because my in-laws were torturing me," says a young girl in the video. "They were beating me all the time. I did not have any other choice but to burn myself. I was ten-years-old when I got married."

Watch the short video below.