Sexual Abuse of Children Increases in Kandahar Province: IHRC

(Last Updated On: November 28, 2017)

The sexual abuse of children has increased in the southern Kandahar province, says the regional office of Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission in Kandahar.

According to authorities of Human Rights Office in Kandahar the children lives are also under serious threat due to hard workings across the province.

The authorities said that they have recorded 7 cases of children rape since the beginning of this year while the office had recorded just 3 cases of children rape in the past year.

“Unemployment and injustice have provided the circumstances of children rape,” said Shamsuddin Tanweer, the Children Department Chief of IHRC in Kandahar.

Afghanistan Independent Human Rights also says that the children are being used in war and conducting suicide attacks which was previously confirmed by Afghan Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled as well.

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