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‘Ignorance, poverty trigger violence against women’

10 Dec 2020 - 17:52
10 Dec 2020 - 17:52

KABUL (Pajhwok): Bad traditions, drug addiction and family violence are to blame for violence against women, the Ministry of Women Affairs said on Thursday citing a research at the end of a 16-day campaign.

In addition, poverty, ignorance, deprivation of women from hereditary rights, non-implementation of the law, subjecting women to heavy work, lack of women in justice sector and non-availability of impunity for women in government institutions are other factors that contribute to growing violence against the gender.

SpogmaiWardak, secretary plan and policy of the Women Affairs Ministry, told the campaign ending ceremony that their activities included recommending a special decree for compensation and forgiveness of jail terms of women prisoners with infants, visits to the Women Support Centre and distribution of health packages among women affected by violence.

In addition, organizing games, article writing on violence against women, organizing roundtable discussions, grand marriage events with the support of businessmen and cash assistance to some less fortunate women were other activities they carried out during the campaign.

Acting Women Affairs Minister Haseena Safi said that strategies had been put forward to the government which would help decrease violence against women.

SenaShena, assistant Attorney General, said that the Attorney General Office has increased the number of women attorneys in the past one year and activated 43 attorney offices to deal with violence against women cases.

Nh/ma

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