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Cases of violence against Ghazni women on the rise

Cases of violence against Ghazni women on the rise

Dec 06, 2016 - 11:27

GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Ninety-six cases of violence against women have been registered in southern Ghazni province this year, an official said on Tuesday. 

Women’s Affairs DirectorShukria Wali told a press conference here the violence rate against women had increased this year.

The incidents included marrying off girls in Bad, a traditional practice of settling disputes, beating,denialof alimony and other crimes against women. But no case of killing was recorded.

“We have been trying to contain violence against women. But women in remote areas do not refer their cases to us and we are unaware of violence against them.”

According to her, illiteracy and ignorance about women’s rights has resulted in an increase in the number of violence cases in the province.

Civil society activistFarzana suggested the Women’s Affairs Department conduct a public awareness campaignon the women’s rights.

“People should know that beating women and giving of girls in Badare prohibited in Islam,”she added.

Another civil society activist, Kazim Rasooli, said violence against womenhappened mostly in families whose headswere addicted to drugs.

He believed if drug addicts were rehabilitated and jobless people employed, violence against women would decline to a great extent.

Last year, 80 cases of violence against women, including seven murders, were registered in Ghazni.