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Above 95pc women favor existing govt system: Study

Above 95pc women favor existing govt system: Study

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Jul 18, 2019 - 15:51

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Afghanistaninfo-icon Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Thursday said 95.8 percent of the country’s womeninfo-icon supported the current government while the remaining backed the Islamic Emirates.

Former AIHRC Head Sema Samar, while unveiling the result of a research “women, security and peace in Afghanistan” with reporters here, said 5,000 people were interviewed during the research and all filled out questioners regarding women’s conditions for peace and security in the country.

During the research, 3,348 individuals or 95.8 percent said the current system was of their choice and supported it, but 148 individuals or 4.2 percent supported the Talibaninfo-icon system of the government.

In addition, 51.5 percent of the interviewed persons demanded protection of basic rights of citizens and basic freedom, 37.1 expressed their views regarding protection of the constitution, 11.4 supported the current political system and termed it as redline in talks with the Taliban.

Samar said: “Right of freedom of citizens is non-debatable which should be respected and supported in every condition specially during peace talks. It will make the peace possible and sustainable and will help provide more opportunities for citizens to access human rights.”

She believed there was no need for haste in peace talks and added: “The past experience shows that the absence of women has resulted in failure thus women should be part of decision making.”

The research also stressed that peace talks should be held in a peaceful environmentinfo-icon under a ceasefire in order to make sure innocent people were not killed.

It stressed that conundrum of the past 41 years had multiple complexities and there was need for a long period to bring peace and stability to the country.

Sema Samar has been removed as AIHRC head and appointed as state minister for human rights. Shaharzad Akbar replaces Samar as head of the AIHRC.

Nh/ma

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