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Violence Against Women Should Be Checked

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Monday, September 10, 2012
Kabul (BNA)) Minister of Women Affairs, Hasson Bano Ghazanfar said yesterday that violence against women must be stopped.
Addressing a press conference, she pointed that the ministry of women affairs is working to check violence against women “Programs are underway to reduce the violence against women,” the minister added.
Minister Ghazanfar stated that her Ministry in line with the 45th presidential decree, the ministry of women affairs would spare no efforts in reducing violence against women.
In the presidential order, she added that the ministry for women affairs had been obliged to launch nationwide program in coordination with other organs to check violence against women and the plan in this regard would be present to the ministers’ council within the next six months.
Speaking on the occasion Mrs. Fauzia Habibi the deputy to the ministry of women affairs in her speech noted that a consultative group composed of civil societies, press the Ministry of Hajj and Endowment has been constituted to mull the ways and means on how to reduce violence against women and in this regard a three- day workshop would also be held soon.
It has merit to mention that 1197 cases of violence against women have been registered in the first quarter of the year.

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