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Protesters denounce violence against women

Protesters denounce violence against women

Feb 23, 2015 - 15:13

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A number of civil societyinfo-icon activists and residents of the capital Kabul on Monday vehemently denounced violence against womeninfo-icon and demanded the perpetrators be brought to justice.

Over hundreds of people gathered in front of the Supreme Court in the morning to raise their voice against excesses directed on women.

Zahra Saqib, a civil society activist, told Pajhwok Afghan News that violence against women had increased manifold in the country due to violation of established laws.

She said the Afghanistaninfo-icon Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) reported 4,250 cases of violence against women including murder, sexual assaults, forced marriages, and harassment during the past 11 months.

She added most of violence related cases were not progressed well in courts of law or somehow interfered by powerful individuals. “It is really a matter of concern when the government does not enforce the law to bring perpetrators to justice,” Saqib said.

She demanded the government to publically sentence the perpetrators involved in violence against women.

Najiba Ayubi, another protester and civil society activist, said: “The government should publically sentence perpetrators of violence against women so that no one can dare to commit act of violence against women in future.”



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