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Drive launched to curb anti-women violence

Drive launched to curb anti-women violence

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Nov 25, 2013 - 18:39

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): A two-week campaign aimed at curbing violence against womeninfo-icon and enhancing their role in the public sphere got under way on Monday, the Women Affairs Ministry said.

Muzhgan Mustafvi, the deputy minister of women’s affairs, told a gathering in Kabul the campaign -- seeking to create awareness on issues facing females -- would last two weeks.

Banners, posters and broachers on women’s rights would be displayed during the campaign, she said, adding small medical camps would also be established.

The drive will be ongoing simultaneously in 10 provinces and as many districts of the Kabul. She said the ministry and departments concerned would hold special programmes in the rest of the provinces.

Sima Samar, the Afghanistaninfo-icon Independent Human Rights Commission (AHRC) chief, announced the level of violence against women had increased 25 percent during the first six months of the current year.

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