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Afghan Women’s Network (AWN) strongly condemns the recent incidents of violence and attack against women and children. AWN calls on the Afghan government to seriously follow, prosecute and punish the perpetrators of these crimes. We believe provision of immediate reparation and support to of these crimes is one of main responsibilities of the Afghan government.
The recent incidents of sexual violence against women and children, attacks and killing of women in Takhar, Balgh and Kabul provinces have seriously increased concerns of people and particularly women. AWN believes the culture of impunity, that lack of political will of the government, lack of law implementation on the perpetrators, embedded violence in negative tradition and low level of awareness religion are the reasons of prevalence of violence. In meanwhile absence systematic protection mechanism of women in public arena and women leaders is increasing attacks, abduction, injuries and killing of women.
Considering the above concerns we urge Afghan government to pay serious consideration to the following issues:
Take serious measure in arresting, prosecuting punishing of perpetrators of the crime
We also urge