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TOLOnews.com, February 16, 2015

4250 Cases of Violence Against Women in Nine Months: AIHRC

In recent days, cases of violence against the women have made headlines including beheading, immolations, gang rap, execution, exchanging of females, tortures and other acts of brutalities

By Saleha Soadat

Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Monday announced that more than 4,250 cases of violence against women have been recorded in the past nine months.

A number of analysts have said that the main factor behind the growing issue of violence against women is the non-implementation of law.

Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Monday announced that more than 4,250 cases of violence against women have been recorded in the past nine months.
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Based on the statistics of the commission, 50 cases out of the 4,250 are murders, 40 sexual abuse including gang rap, 85 child marriages, 1,129 cases of tortures and 16cases of selling the women.
TOLOnews.com, Feb. 16, 2015

In recent days, cases of violence against the women have made headlines including beheading, immolations, gang rap, execution, exchanging of females, tortures and other acts of brutalities.

Based on the statistics of the commission, 50 cases out of the 4,250 are murders, 40 sexual abuse including gang rap, 85 child marriages, 1,129 cases of tortures and 16cases of selling the women.

"The statistics that we collected in nine months indicate that violence against women is on the rise compared to previous years," an AIHRC official Latifa Sultani said.

Violence against women in Afghanistan has risen at a time where President Ashraf Ghani had pledged to solve the issue during his election campaigns.

"When I have control of power in Afghanistan, I would cut the hand that was involved in abuse," Ghani stated during an election campaign.

Several women rights activists have called on the leaders of the National Unity Government to address their commitments in eliminating violence against women.

"Justice prevails if perpetrators involved in act of violence against women are prosecuted," member of Parliament's Women Affairs Commission Anarkali Honaryar said.

High scale of poverty, addiction, traditional values, illiteracy and lack of awareness were among the fundamental reasons of the growing rate of violence against women in Afghanistan.

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