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23 women killed by relatives in over a month: MoWA

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By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) on Tuesday said that 23 cases of killing of women by relatives were recorded in the past 40 days, which revealing that even women are not safe at their home across the county.

“Ministry has registered 23 cases of women and underage girls in 14 different provinces,” said deputy minister Spoghmai Wardak.

She declared the killed women were from 20-50 years old, which demonstrate that violence reached to harshness at high level.

Going to school, going to market lone, working outside home, inheritance, family enmity, leaving of wife by husband, misusing rights of marriage are the main factor behind killing of women and girls in Logar, Ghor, Ghazni, Baghlan, Daykundi, Kandahar, Nimroz, Badghis, Farah, Kapisa, Sar-e-Pul, Urzgan, Parwan and Kabul provinces, she added.

Cases of killing of five worker of Kandahar airport are also among the mentioned figures.

MoWA strongly condemned killing of women and asked relevant judicial organs to seriously prosecute the cases, he insisted.

Head of Attorney Office against violence against women Parween Rahimi said that totally 48 cases of killing of women has been registered by her office in the past ten months.

She said that 18 cases of killing register in Kabul, 10 in Balkh, 9 in Herat, 8 in Nangarhar, 1 in Jawzjan and 2 killing cases in Logar provinces.

She stated that attorney office against violence against women has recorded and addressed 1030 case of different violence in the past ten months.

Meanwhile Chief of Family Solving Problem Department of Ministry of Interior Hasina Yosofi said that 1240 case of violence against women including 176 killing and 51 suicides were recorded in the ministry of interior.

She said that killing of women during conflict and violence are included in abovementioned figure.

Women Activist Humaira Saqeb said that violence against women reached at highest level of severity, even they are not safe at their home.

Coming hard over government, she asked the relevant organs to persecute the cases of violence seriously and bring perpetrators before justice.

Corruption in governmental organs particularly in provincial organs caused to the women affect further, thus it is required of government to address the issues.

She directly called on president Ghani to implement Laws on violence against women across the country.