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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.

 

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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 […]

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Report on the CEDAW Committee Asia Pacific Regional Consultation for the Proposed General Recommendation on Human Rights of Women in Situations of Conflict and Post-Conflict

The CEDAW Committee mandated the Working Group to elaborate options for this General Recommendation on Women in Conflict and Post-conflict Situations through a global consultation, and a series of regional consultations. The first regional consultation was rganized in the Asia Pacific region with the support of the United Nations Entity on Gender Equality and the […]

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Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai: uniting the struggle for peace and education with struggle against imperialism and cultural relativism. A struggle to make the indivisibility of rights under CEDAW a reality in Swat. The following article is by Derrick O’Keefe, co-writer of Afghan MP Malalai Joya’s political memoir, A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise Her […]

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