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3 February 2011.
From The Nation in Pakistan today:
Violence against Afghan women hit record
More than 4,000 incidents of violence against women have happened in nine months last year in Afghanistan, a senior official in Ministry of Women’s Affairs said.
Violence against women is mostly caused by people’s poor awareness of women’s rights, forced marriages, traditions, and shortcoming in law enforcement as well as security challenges, officials said.
More than 2,400 cases of women’s violence had taken place in the capital Kabul and the rest of the violence cases had happened in different other provinces.
Violence against women is believed to be even more than it looks in Afghanistan.
Council of religious clerics in western Afghanistan urged the government to bring the rapists of the young girl to justice.
A young girl, in her twenties, was raped by provincial security forces after being abducted from her house in western Herat province.
Some Afghan parliamentarians criticised Women’s Affairs Ministry for not being able to defend women’s rights.
“They should have a serious approach and they must take to the streets to defend women’s rights,” Ms Nilofar, an Afghan MP said.
Just like the officially (really??) Independent Human Rights Commission in Afghanistan, the Afghan Women’s Affairs Ministry is mainly propagandistic window dressing. It aims to undermine people’s resistance in NATO countries against NATO’s occupation and bloody war for oil, gas, and iron mines by depicting the war as supposedly “humanitarian” with pseudo-feminst lies and pseudo-charitable lies.
Meanwhile, in practice, women’s rights, and human rights in general, are worse off than ever in Afghanistan.
2010: Worst Year for Civilian Deaths of the Afghanistan War: here.
The cost of delivering fuel to U.S. troops in Afghanistan? $400 per gallon: here.