Violence Against Women in Afghanistan
Violence against women is one of the main and widespread violations of human rights that exist in all cultures in the world. Any act of gender base violence that would cause mental, physical or sexual harm to women is called violence against women. It does not only violate human rights but also slowdowns the productivity of women in the society which have a very negative effect on economic growth of a country because women form the major proportion of the population in the world. Every type of violence against women is itself a huge problem that results not only to harm a particular gender but also harms the whole society of a country.
In Afghanistan violence against women is very much widespread and deeply rooted in different parts of the country. Violence against women is a dramatic problem in Afghanistan that has caused lots of damages to the life of women itself as well as to the society. Women in Afghanistan have no or little voice to be heard and they have always been victims of violence either from their own family or from the society. They have never given equal rights specially the right to freedom and never been treated equally like men because the traditions, customs and practices have always kept men to be superior on women. According to Tolonews.com “More than 4,000 women incidents of violence have happened in nine months last year in Afghanistan, a senior official in Ministry of Women's Affairs said Wednesday.” Violence against women in Afghanistan have kept women very far away from education which is one of the reasons that usually subjected them to extensive discriminations because they are unaware and have less knowledge about their basic rights.
Violence against women in Afghanistan such as domestic violence, honor killing, and sexual violence against women and young girls are some examples of violence that has caused lots of destructions to afghan women in particular and to the society in general....