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Kabul, Daikundi rallies denounce violence against women

Kabul, Daikundi rallies denounce violence against women

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Nov 29, 2018 - 16:54

KABULinfo-icon/NELLI (Pajhwok): The Khana-i-Farhang Asya (Asian Cultural Hom) civil societyinfo-icon organization organised rallies in capital Kabul and central Daikundi province to push for an end to violence against womeninfo-icon.

Around 30 members of the organisation who wore orange color scarves around their necks and walked for about five kilometres in capital Kabul asked for an end to violence against women.

Also around 100 members of this civil society movement organised a rally in Nelli, the capital of Daikundi province. They asked the people to come and put an end to violence against women.

The rallies took place at time when an International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women was observed on November 25 in Afghanistaninfo-icon and a 16- day campaign regarding the eradication of violence against women also kicked off in the country.

Najeb Farzam, head of the Asian Culture Home civil society organization, said the purpose of organizing rally in Kabul was to end violence against women in the country.

The rally portrayed slogans “Say no to violence against women”, “Women should be involved in government decision making”, “Women should be part of political and cultural activities”.

Mazia Hamdard, head of the Gender Department, in Daikundi said they organised rally to help reduce violence against women.

“In Daikundi, unfortunately women made victims of different kinds of violence, for the reduction of violence these programmes were effective,” she said.

Sediqua Ahmadi, a women activist, said: “Statistics provided by the government officials showed that the incidents of violence increased day by day which showed that still women are consider second gender and weak.”

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