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‘Violence against women increased during quarantine'

‘Violence against women increased during quarantine'

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Aug 19, 2020 - 17:29

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Womeninfo-icon Affairs Department of eastern Nangarhar province has registered 200 incidents of violence against women mostly during the quarantine period.

Women Affairs Director Fatana Aziz said they registered the 200 incidents of violence against women in the first five months of the ongoing solar yearinfo-icon.

She said a majority of these incidents had been resolved through judicial organs and jirgainfo-icon.

According to Aziz, majority of these incidents happened during quarantine days when men were restricted to their homes.

The registered incidents included physical violence, verbal disputes, elopement and other types of violence.

The majority of these disputes had been addressed through jirga system and with support of judicial organs.

She said her department has launched addressing the violence against women issue through religious scholars with support of the Department of Hajjinfo-icon and Religious Affairs.

The women affairs director termed poverty, unemployment and low level of educationinfo-icon as reasons behind growing violence against the gender.

Women rights activist Abdul Baseer Sabawon said lack of awareness and ignorance regarding laws related to women’s rights contributed to the increase in incidents of violence against females.

Religious scholars say violence against women is prohibited in Islam and that Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) guided people to treat their family members in the best possible way.

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