KABUL (SW) – Jamshid Rasouli, spokesman for the Attorney General's office, has said over 2000 cases of violence against women have been addressed.
Speaking at a news conference here on Wednesday, he said that bullying, rape, harassment, forced marriage, prohibition of marriage and work and ownership of property are among the most significant cases of violence against women.
According to him, of the 2,552 cases of violence against women recorded in the past one year, 1240 were related to physical violence, 263 related to abuses, 149 cases of rape and 217 more of verbal humiliation.
According to the spokesman for the Attorney General's office, these cases are registered across all 34 provinces, but Kabul, Herat, Balkh and Kandahar have the number cases of violence against women. He added that within the framework of the AGO, the Anti-Violence against Women cell has been established and that there are anti-violence prosecutors present in all 34 provinces.
Rasuli said women's presence in the legal institutions increased by 22% compared to the past. He said female prosecutors are now present in 32 provinces while only five or six provinces had female prosecutors in the past.