Violence against Women in Afghanistan:

Violence against women is a serious human rights concern in Afghanistan. Despite the significant achievements that Afghanistan has had in the area of educating women and girls, health and their participation in the political, economic, social and civic affairs throughout the past 18 years, they still cannot fully enjoy or exercise their human rights. This can be because of the cultural and social challenges that women face in most parts of the country. Violence against women in Afghanistan is a widespread phenomenon that includes physical, sexual, economic, verbal, mental, and other types.

According to AIHRC’s Data Center, a total of 3477 cases of violence against women have been recorded at AIHRC offices in the first ten months of 2020. During the same period of time in 2019, the cases of violence recorded at AIHRC were 3910. A comparison of both shows 11% decline in violence against women in 2020; however, this decline could be due to lack of women’s access to legal and judicial organs, escalation of insecurity in different parts of the country, and the lockdown due to COVID-19.
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Author: Nasim Kardan

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