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International Day For Elimination of Violence Against Women

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The Afghanistan Human Rights and Democracy Watchdog have expressed deep apprehension over the growing cases of violence against the women in the country.
The executive chairman of Afghanistan Human Rights and Transparency Watchdog has said that the women are suffering from various types of cases of violence such as family violence, beating, harassments and inequality.
In the meantime, a number of women rights activists from the regional countries have demanded more concentration of lives of the Afghan women.
However, the women rights advocates have expressed satisfaction over the positive changes which have occurred on lives of Afghan women over the past twelve years following formation of the new democratic system in the country. But maintain reservations that the Afghan women still confront several challenges in different parts of the country.
The women rights activists have urged that a comprehensive strategy is needed for preservation of women rights in the country.
“Violence against the Afghan women has increased and we need more time and more resources to eliminate these threats.
Afghanistan is a male dominates society, some works have been done for protection of women rights and there is for more struggles to wipe out violence and disparity against the women in the country, said a women rights advocate from India Ms. Seema.”
Meanwhile, the women rights activists have urged upon the House of Representatives to ratify the violence against women law in order to decrease the growing cases of violence against the women.
Based on the report of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AHIRC) from the overall cases of violence, 97 percent of them have been committed against the women by the males and these cases of violence are included of physical violence are, sexual abuse, psychological violence, insults and harassments, some other social calamities such poverty, addiction and child marriages were also the fundamental issues before the women.
In the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan equal rights have been anticipated to the Afghan nationals for males and females.
In article 54th of the constitution it has been stated that the government of Afghanistan is obliged to combat against the so-called traditional values and prevent the brutalities against the women.
This came after dozens of violence cases reported against the women in various parts of the country including suicide, self-immolations, escaping and res of the issue.

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