AGO: Over 2,000 Cases Of Violence Against Women Registered In 2020

In the past nine month, 2,088 cases of violence against women have been registered across Afghanistan, said the Office of the Attorney General (AGO) on Thursday.

Jamshid Rasouli, a spokesperson for the AGO said the cases included rape, domestic violence, harassment, force marriages, obstruction of the right to marry, misbehaviour, prohibition of inheritance, and murder, among others.
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Kabul, with 662, reported the most cases of violence against women, followed by Balkh (256), Herat (208), Daykundi (119), Faryab (72), Bamiyan (69), Takhar (67), Nangarhar (66) and others.

“Most of these cases, which are 1,100 cases, have been physical assaults. There were 234 cases of harassment and 173 cases of rape,” Rasouli said.

The majority of the rape cases were again from Kabul (34), followed by Balkh (24) and Herat (17), among others.

Most perpetrators have been arrested, Rasouli said, and are facing legal proceedings.

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