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Violence against women 30pc down in Sar-i-Pul

Violence against women 30pc down in Sar-i-Pul

Jul 03, 2019 - 20:09

SAR-I-PUL CITY (Pajhwok): Twenty-eight violence against womeninfo-icon cases
have been registered in northern Sar-i-Pul province within the first three
months of the ongoing year, an official said on Wednesday.
Khanam Nabila Habibi, provincial women’s affairs department head, told
Pajhwok Afghan News that the 24 cases included nine murder and suicide
and the rest were beating and death threats. These cases were registered
with her department during the first three months of this year, showing a 30
percent decline.
According to her, 40 cases of violence against women, including 19 murder
and suicide, took place last year. The rest of the cases the previous years
were beating, sexual abuse and forced prostitution.
Habibi termed the efforts of their department, the hajjinfo-icon and religious
department, the justice department and Islamic scholars as important in
terms of reducing violence against the gender.
She said her department conducted 38 programs of public awareness
across the province in this regard.


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