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Balance Of Violence Against Women Shocking

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Tuesday October 9, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The independent Human Rights Commission (IHRC) expressed concern over violence against women, irresponsible punishments and desert trials of women and increased murders and rape of women.
Soraya Subhrang, in charge of support and development of rights of women at the IHRC told the press that during the past six months of the current year 80 women have been killed, sixty percent of which were considered chastity cases.
She also mentioned of 33 cases of sexual assaults most of the victims were the youth under 18.
She attributed lack of rule of law, lack of awareness of responsibilities, non-safety and corruption as basic factors of such cases of violence.
She added that the IHRC in order to find out precise factors, ways and to provide awareness in relations to sexual assaults and killing has started a national awareness program from the month of Assad of current year and it is expected that this program continue for six months and its detailed report along with proposals will be referred to the government.
Other members of the IHRC Abdul Ahad Ferzan stated that the above research has a national appeal form so all the organs and the media have to be organized in the struggle against violence.
 

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