Kabul: 24 November
The United Nation Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, revealed that only a small number of cases of violence against women have been taken legal action under the Elimination of Violence Against Women law, approved more than two years ago.
While there are numbers of women’s NGOs and Civil Society Organization with large number of budget work for human’s rights and women’s rights, but most of them are failing to enforce the law to protect women from addiction, forced marriage, illiteracy, murder, beating, rape, selling and buying women, trafficking of women, burning and self burn, enlightening and other violence and being sold into marriage and prostitution. Women had few rights under the insensitive rule of the Taliban, who were ousted in 2001, and an improvement in the lot of women has been a top priority of Western backers of the government of President Hamid Karzai, who has ruled since then. But the achievements are not satisfactory for the Afghan people especially for sufferance women.
Although 1325 UN Resolution that issued in 2000 and Afghanistan promised to prepare a Letter of intent about that.
Georgette Gagnon the director of UNAMA human rights told: "There is still a long way to go to ensure that more cases of violence against women are prosecuted." She said cases that are prosecuted "sends a message that these are crimes and they need to be stopped and perpetrators . . . need to be punished."
In spite of spending millions Dollar by NGOs the life for women are satisfied, besides existing violence there is no good health possibility for women in Afghanistan, even in the districts of Kabul the Capital of the country.
Most of the mothers suffer from illiteracy, joblessness and force marriage of their daughter in small age. In addition, complain from tradition councils and their decisions that play role instead of common laws and constitution.
There is a question, what is the effeteness of the Civil Societies in Afghanistan? That the women are not witness of propriety changes in their life.
The law, passed in August 2009, supports equality for women, including criminalizing child and forced marriage, selling and buying women for marriage or for settling disputes, as well as forced self-immolation, among other acts. But police, prosecutors, governors and other officials have only sporadically enforced the law, UNAMA said in the report.
In other cases, the female victims themselves were in turn accused of so-called moral crimes. Low numbers of female police, a lack of women's shelters and overuse of mediation in areas such as domestic violence also discouraged women from filing complaints.
"In some cases, authorities inappropriately pressured women to withdraw complaints and opt for mediation," said Gagnon.
The U.N. mission recommended raising awareness of the law among all levels of government and officials and to train prosecutors, police and judges better on how to apply the law.
In addition, weaknesses in the law, such as the failure to offer protection to women who run away from home to escape abuse and are then detained for "moral crimes," needed to be amended.
The women of Afghan want the right under Islamic rule and they need to educate, and get job in order to become self confidence and have their own right for their incomes, mostly some men of the family don’t let their daughters and wives and sister and there is no any compulsory law to solve these kind of problems, therefore when the women faced with sexuality , rape, burning, force marriage and… they have to escape from the house or kill or burn themselves.
It is need to have more and more serious programs for girls education and empowerment of their capacity in order to stand on their incomes.
And the public awareness programs increase not in all over the country both for men and women until the discrimination eliminate from all over the country, the only way for eliminating of violence is improve education for educated the people and this will be a very infrastructure achievement for men and women of Afghanistan. That we wish one day we have a society without literate persons by the of international community.
Prepared by Ahmadi