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Rape cases increased in the past 6 months

(Last Updated On: September 24, 2014)


The number of women and children in the 6 provinces of the country who were raped in Afghanistan has increased this year, compared to last year’s cases.
An investigative report by the new Afghan women’s organization and in cooperation with the ministry of women’s affairs of Afghanistan shows that the sexual abuse against women and children has increased.
A total of 245 cases of women and child sexual abuse were registered this year, with 49 cases occurred only in the first five months of the year.
According to the report, in 65 cases children under the age of 1 year to 13 years have been raped where 25 children have died immediately after they were raped.
Head of New Afghan Women’s Organization is said to consider the abused women do not present their complaints to the ministry of women affairs which is a big challenge.
“The statistics show that conditions in 6 provinces are not satisfactory for women and children,” she added.
The incidents of physical and sexual abuse have increased due to poverty and insecurity in the country.




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