80 cases of violence against women recorded in Ghazni
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Eighty incidents of violence against women have been reported during the past one year in southern Ghazni province, an official said Thursday.
Provincial Women’s Affairs Director Shukria Wali told a meeting about violence against women here the cases that included beatings and elopement took place in districts and the provincial capital, Ghazni City.
“Joblessness, illiteracy, drug addiction and unawareness about the law area the main reasons of violence against women,” Wali said, asking civil society activists, media and other relevant organizations to assist her department in eliminating the violence against the gender.
Ghazni’s deputy governor Mohammad Ali Ahmadi, who also participated in the meeting, said violence against women had increased in the province.
He said divorce cases were on the increase and asked the government to launch a countrywide campaign on reducing the violence.
Religious scholar Sheikh Tawassuli said most cases of violence against women resulted from unawareness about their legal rights. He added women also should be given the same right as men to education.
“Not only in remote areas, but people in urban areas are also not aware about women’s rights,” he said.
According to the provincial women’s affairs department, 70 cases of violence against women were registered last year.
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