AIHRC Remains Concerned Over High Levels of Violence Against Women in Afghanistan

AIHRC Remains Concerned Over High Levels of Violence Against Women in Afghanistan

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26 Nov 2020

Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) says it remains concerned about the high level of violence against women in Afghanistan.

AIHRC released a report on violence against women in Afghanistan on Thursday.

According to AIHRC’s Data Center, a total of 3477 cases of violence against women have been recorded at AIHRC offices in the first ten months of 2020. During the same period of time in 2019, the cases of violence recorded at AIHRC were 3910. A comparison of both shows 11% decline in violence against women in 2020; however, this decline could be due to lack of women’s access to legal and judicial organs, escalation of insecurity in different parts of the country, and the lockdown due to COVID-19.
According to the report, AIHRC has recorded a total of 1241 cases of physical violence against women in the first ten months of 2020 which includes cases of beating, mutilation, injuring, forced labor, etc. The total cases of physical violence amount to 35.7% of all types of violence that happened against women in Afghanistan in the first ten months of 2020.

The report also said, during the first ten months of the current year, a total of 130 cases of sexual violence against women (the gravest of which are 23 cases of rape) have been recorded at AIHRC offices. The aforementioned figure amounts to 3.7% of all cases of violence against women in the first ten months of 2020.

According to AIHRC’s database, a total of 1120 cases of verbal or mental violence against women have been recorded which makes that 32.2% of all cases of violence recorded by AIHRC in the first ten months of 2020.

In the meantime, during the first ten months of 2020, a total of 601 cases of violence against women have been recorded by AIHRC offices which accounts for 17.3% of all cases of violence against women during the mentioned period of time.

The other cases of violence recorded by AIHRC in the first ten months of 2020 include 385 different cases of ousting from home, forced marriage, early marriage, no role in choosing a spouse, giving to Bad or exchanging women, preventing women and girls from going to school, etc.

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