The AIHRC condemns the killing of a woman in Shenwari district of Parwan province
The AIHRC condemns the killing of a woman in Shenwari district of Parwan province by Taliban and considers it contrary to human values, human rights and humanitarian laws as well as Islamic principles. Parwan incident occurs in the continuity of actions taken place against human rights aimed mostly at harming and killing of defenseless civilians and creating intimidation among people.
At the same time, the AIHRC severely condemns the increase of violence especially the increase in number of incidents that have led to murder of women in the recent months, sometimes occurred by the armed groups and individuals, and express its concern over the failure of government to ensure the safety and physical security of women and Afghan citizens in the country.
During three last months, the AIHRC recorded more than fifty eight cases of violence aimed at murder or led to murder, most of them honor killing or killing after rape. This figure represents a concerning status of women, indicating that women are in danger in different parts of the country due to lack of security, lack of government control, excessive emotional and family violence or presence of armed forces and Taliban.
The AIHRC while requesting the government to prioritize ensuring of people’s security and women's physical safety, demands the concerning authorities to take serious action regarding Shenwari case in Parwan province and other similar cases recorded in the country, and adopt urgent plans for protecting and supporting women across the country.
During transfer of security responsibility in the provinces and in the pre-transfer assessments of security responsibilities the Afghan government should emphasize on ensuring of security and safety of Afghan citizens specially women, their human rights and mechanisms to support and protect women in the county.
The AIHRC also calls on the government for immediate and effective action in implementing of UN Security Council resolution- 1325 on women in conflict.
The AIHRC hopes that the government will provide opportunities for the effective, immediate and accessible remedies to everybody through accelerating reform process in the area of improvement of rule of law and justice system in the country to fight against existing violence.
8, 7, 2012