Report released by Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission reveals widespread sexual violence by the police

The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission has revealed in a report that almost 15% of all sexual assaults and honor killings in Afghanistan are carried out by the police. For over two years the Commission documented 124 cases of violence against women by police: 41 murders and 83 cases of rape. The report, rejected by the Interior Ministry, reflects the culture of impunity around sexual violence that exists not just within society but also structures meant for the protection of women.

 

You can access the entire report here.

TAGS: 2013, Peace and Security, Sexual Violence


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