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Nangarhar: 40 violence against women’s cases in 2 months

Nangarhar: 40 violence against women’s cases in 2 months

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May 23, 2017 - 18:38

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Forty cases of violence against women have been registered in the past two months alone in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Tuesday.

This was stated by provincial women’s affairs director Anisa Omrani at a monthly gathering on preventing violence against the gender led by the deputy governor here.

She said 10 women were sent to the safe home and another four women, who were threatened after being released from jail over completion of jail terms, had also been sent the safe homes.

The rest of the cases were being discussed with relevant relatives, she said, suggesting that cases of four other girls should be decided by courts.

Provincial deputy governor, Mohammad Alam Ishaqzai, said prevention of crimes against women was the duty of all parents and officials, stressing awareness campaigns in districts and the provincial capital in this regard.

He directed the organizations concerned to deal with crimes against women in line with the Constitution.

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