Ghazni-Afghanistan (PMG)

Reporter: Mohamed Ata Rezayee

Local authorities in Ghazni announced that a 20 percent reduction have been appeared in the number of women accused of violence against women over the past years.

“Shokria Wali” Ghazni, a provincial council member who spoke on the eve of 8 March women’s solidarity, added: “87 cases of violence have been recorded in this department this year, which shows a significant decrease.” Mrs. Wali also added: “For the department of the province, fundamental work has been done over the past year; reducing maternal mortality, reaching out to the health clinic, opening up a number of schools for girls in the districts from the presidency.” And the Department of Women’s Affairs in coordination with the Hajj Department of Ghazni Province has gained some hundreds of religious scholars on the achievement of women in education and training in the districts of this province.

Also, Ghazni deputy governor, Mohammad Ameen Mubaligh, said: “Women constitute half of the body of society, which is a disadvantage of the main obstacle to the presence of girls in schools. He called on the government to do not sacrifice women’s 17-year achievements. This is while Ghazni has about 18 districts in most of the districts of the province, the Taliban have closed girls schools.

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