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Violence against women on rise in Afghanistan (Video)

Violence against women on rise in Afghanistan (Video)

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Nov 26, 2014 - 17:48

HERAT CITY/JALALABAD/LASHKARGAH/TALUQAN (Pajhwok): In a gathering arranged on eve of International Women’s Day, speakers on Tuesday voiced concerns that violence against women has surged in some provinces of the country, including Nangarhar, Helmand, Herat and Takhar provinces.

Nasima Hamdard, Herat women affairs director, said that 22 percent increase had been noticed in violent incidents against women in the province.

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