Sharp rise in violence against women in Parwan
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): The women’s affairs director on Wednesday said 150 incidents of violence against women took place this year in the central province of Parwan, indicating a sharp increase in crimes against the gender.
Nadira Giyah was talking to a delegation from the Presidential Palace to visit women’s shelters and prisons in Parwan.
The director said the 150 cases included family disputes, elopements, beatings, rapes and murders that occurred during the first nine months of the ongoing solar year.
She said there were 100 cases registered during the same period last year.
“I told the delegation from Kabul to assess women’s situation in Parwan and implement organised and specific programmes to improve the women’s situation here,” she said.
A civil society activist, Brishna Khalid, said she was concerned about the increasing violence against women in Parwan, urging the government to find a proper solution to the issue.
Legal advisor to the Women’s Affairs department, Shah Jan Yazdan Parast, said they were working on some plans and programmes aimed at reducing the level of violence against women and the programmes would be implemented through different sectors.
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