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Above 2,400 cases of violence against women this year

Above 2,400 cases of violence against women this year

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Mar 12, 2017 - 20:50

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Prosecution Office of Violence against Womeninfo-icon on Sunday announced registering more than 2,400 cases of violence against females during the outgoing year, indicating a decrease.

Last year 3,500 cases of violence against women were recorded across the country. Zarghona Mostaghfir, an official at the Prosecution Office, told a press conference in Kabul that her office had registered 2,442 cases this solar yearinfo-icon.

Of the cases 1375 were recorded in Kabul, 125 in Balkh, 250 in Herat, 116 in Nangarhar, 17 in Logar, 80 in Kapisa, 28 in Samangan, 31 in Bamyan, 37 in Jawzjan provinces.

The remaining incidents happened in Ghorinfo-icon, Panjshir, Sar-i-Pul, Maidan Wardak, Paktia, Nimroz, Farah, Parwan and Badakhshan provinces, she said, adding some of the cases had been referred to courts.

She linked the persisting violence against the gender to widespread illiteracy, unawareness about laws, insecurity and lack of women’s awareness about their rights.

Parveen Rahimi, the Director of Fighting Violence against Women Prosecution Office, said over the past six years her office had established prosecution offices across the country aimed at enforcing law and enabling women to find access to courts.

She said her office had signed agreements with different institutions on creating awareness about violence against women, the relevant law, and women’s legitimate rights.

The Fighting Violence against Women Prosecution Office was committed to providing job opportunities to female prosecutors at judicial organs by setting up secure work environmentinfo-icon for them, she said.

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