The ministry of Women’s affairs has said that nearly 2220 cases of violence against women have recorded in last eight months.
According to analysts, insecurity and increase in Afghan women’s awareness caused the record of violence against women rise up each year.
The ministry of women’s affairs held the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW), followed by 16 Days campaign of Activism Against Gender Violence and attempts to change the status of women by this campaign. This day is commemorated around the world giving individuals and groups a chance to mobilize and call attention to the urgent need to end violence against women and girls.
In the meantime, The United Nations called on all Afghans to take part in a 16-day campaign to end violence against women and girls, which it described as a “widespread and deeply rooted” problem in the country.
UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Nicholas Haysom said, “Afghan women and girls must be able to fully enjoy their freedom and contribute to the building of the nation”.
“There should be no place in Afghanistan for violence and discrimination against women and girls, and every effort is needed to end the impunity for such violent crimes.” Haysom added.
The 16 Days campaign is an opportunity to show international solidarity in the fight to end violence against women.