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Majority of families conceal rape cases

Majority of families conceal rape cases

Feb 18, 2015 - 18:26

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A new research has found that majority of families in Afghanistaninfo-icon were concealing cases of rape and sexual harassment, and that womeninfo-icon and girls were not safe.

The research, conducted by Women and Children Legal Research Foundation (WCLRF), showed that major reasons for such harassments were family enmities, domestic disputes, poverty, bias towards women, superstitions and illiteracy.

Shahrzada Akbar, Open Societyinfo-icon head in Kabul, said cases of sexual harassment against women were on the rise. “Women are being mistreated by their husbands, parents, siblings, neighbors at schools, university and outside of their homes.”

She said it was important for families to teach children how to behave with opposites after age of seven. She asked for stern action against those behind harassment of women.

Meanwhile, more than 4,000 cases of violence against women have been registered this year with the ministry of women affairs, out of which 110 were rape cases.

One of the most shocking cases has been brutal rape of four women in Paghman district last August.













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