Press Releases

Press Release-2/AUG/2016

Leadership Board of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Women’s Affairs is deeply saddened and disappointed because of the incidents of past few days; Ms. Gul-Jan’s shooting and murder by her father in-law in Pashtoonkot district of Faryab Province, Ms. Gulsom’s murder by strangers in Jawzjan Province, Ms. Azada’s murder by Taliban in Kohistan District of Sari-pul Province, Ms. Gul-Afroz’s severe beating and torture by her husband and husband’s family which caused abortion of her six month pregnancy in Eshkamesh District of Takhar Province, force marriage of six years old girl with 60 years old man in center of Ghor Province and insulting and balding head of Ms. Shaima in Taliqan Center of Takhar Province, and the board condemns these incidents.

Certainly, such incidents are on the contrary to human values and prevailing laws of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Therefore, it is requested from all partner organizations and justice and judicial institutions to act seriously regarding the punishment of perpetrators of these cases and to provide justice to the victims of these incidents.