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Khaama Press, November 21, 2011

Concerns over increasing violence on women in Afghanistan

Majority of violence victims in Afghanistan includes self burning suicide attempts, house escaping attempts, divorce cases, prostitution and drug addictions and severe psychological cases have also been noted

By Ghanizada

A 27-year-old woman reportedly committed self-immolation due to a family dispute in northwestern Jawzjan province
PAN, Aug. 11, 2011: A 27-year-old woman reportedly committed self-immolation due to a family dispute in northwestern Jawzjan province, an official said on Thursday. He linked the suicide attempt to domestic violence. (Photo: PAN)
Self-immolation among Afghan Women (Photos)

Officials in the Human Rights Commission of Afghanistan on Sunday expressed concerns regarding increasing violence agains the women during the past six months.

According to an official in the Human Right Commission of Afghanistan, Suraya Sobhrang, around 2433 violence against the women cases have been registered across the country during the past six months which shows an increase as compared to the previous year.

Suraya Sobhrang further added, the total number of violence cases which were registered during the last year were around 2725.

She also said, the main motive behind an increased violence against the Afghan women are mainly instability, poverty, illiteracy, lack of justice and forgiveness from facing trial.

According to Suraya Sobhrang, domestic violence on women makes around 90% of the violence cases being committed by the Afghan men.

Officials in the Human Rights Commission of Afghanistan said, majority of the violence cases on Afghan women have been recorded in capital Kabul, Mazar-e-Sharif, Herat province, Nangahar and Faryab provinces of Afghanistan.

In the meantime, some serious outcomes have also been noted in regards to the increased violence on women in Afghanistan.

Majority of violence victims in Afghanistan includes self burning suicide attempts, house escaping attempts, divorce cases, prostitution and drug addictions and severe psychological cases have also been noted.

Officials in the Human Rights of Afghanistan also criticized the Afghan government and expressed concerns for being reckless to consider the legal cases of violence victims in the country.

Head of the Afghan Human Right Commission Seema Samar said, the rate of violence on Afghan women would dramatically be decreased if the offenders face trials.

She also expressed concerns regarding some of the severe violence cases against the women including rape cases and said, the offenders of the rape cases have not faced any trial by the Afghan government.

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