1,800 violence against women cases solved
KABUL (Pajhwok): Of 4,500 incidents of violence against women recorded last year, 1,800 cases have been resolved under the Elimination of Violence against Women Law, a report released on Saturday said.
Jointly prepared by the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) and the Attorney General Office (AGO), the report said of 4,505 cases, 2,229 were registered by MoWA, 1,638 by AGO and 638 cases by the Ministry of Interior.
Divided into 25 categories, the cases include 1,826 physical attacks, 327 murders, 242 threats and 230 forced marriages.
According to the report, most of the cases, 168, took place in Nimroz province and the least, only three, in Sar-i-Pul province.
Presenting the report, Deputy Women’s Affairs Minister Muzhgan Mustafawi said the report covered cases from 32 provinces, excluding Paktika and Nuristan due to insecurity.
She said 1,805 cases had so far been resolved by the ministry, AGO and the Ministry of Interior. “As part of our pledges at the Tokyo conference, we have been able to prepare the first report on violence against women as an important step toward decreasing crimes against the gender,” she said.
Hekmat Shahi, gender and human rights unit (GHRU) head at the Ministry of Interior (MoI, said the MoI had been trying to enforce laws through the police, the only force dealing with cases of violence against women.
Amrullah Abdali, from the Central Investigation Department of the Supreme Court, said 543 cases of violence against women were sub-judice in primary and appellant courts.
In a previous report, the MoWA has said 1,500 cases of violence against women had been registered during the first six months of the current solar year that ends March 21.
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