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Violence against women on the rise in Nangarhar

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Violence against women has increased in eastern Nangarhar province, said Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) office in the province.

The provincial head of the AIHRC, Sabrina Hamidi, told Mashaal Radio, more cases of violence against women have been registered with the commission this year as comparing to the past.

“More than 200 cases of violence against women have been in Nangarhar this year, while the figure was 170 cases last year,” Hamidi added.

This came at a time that most of women in remote areas of the eastern province cannot share their problems with the concerned organizations due to cultural limitations.

Sabrina Hamidi said that women can share their problems with tribal elders, religious scholars, local officials and other concerned organizations.

“Physical violence, including honor killings tops all other forms of violence against women in the province, “she added.

In the meantime, an official in northern Balkh province said around 281 cases of violence against women have been registered in the province.

Talking to a gather on the occasion of International Women’s Day, Balkh women’s Affairs director Shela Hadid said 281 cases of violence against women have been registered with the directorate this year.

She hoped for an end to violence against women in every hook and cranny of the country.

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