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4,500 violence cases against women this year

4,500 violence cases against women this year

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Jul 20, 2020 - 19:47

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Nearly 4,500 cases of violence against womeninfo-icon have been registered during the past four and a half months across the nation, officials said on Monday.

The Ministry of Women Affairs, the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) and the Afghanistaninfo-icon Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) jointly issued a report about violence cases against women in 1399 solar yearinfo-icon during a press conference in Kabul today (Monday).

Spoghamai Wardak, deputy women affairs minister, told the gathering that they recorded 2582 cases of violence against women during the period. She said 18 women were killed, seven committed suicide and eight were injured and one was subjected to a kangaroo court.

According to her, 5,327 cases of violence against women were registered last year in the same period, showing a decrease compared to this year.

Shabnam Salehi, a commissioner at the AIHRC, told the meeting that 1,894 cases of violence against women had been registered with the commission in the same period.

Roya Dadaras, spokesman for MoW, said each judicial organ used to record violence cases against women.

Seena Shana Mansoor, deputy AGO, said in overall 1179 cases of violence against women had been registered by them in the same period.

She said 74 women were sexually abused in the same period last year but such cases rose to 121 this year.

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