GOFTMAN: Domestic Violence Against Women Discussed
At least 270 women lost their lives due to domestic violence and honor killings in Afghanistan in the last solar year – March 2017 to March 2018, the Independent Human Rights Commission states.
Figures by the commission show that 46 percent of the murders took place in the north, 22 percent in the south, 11 percent in the west and three percent in the the central region of the country.
Perpetrators of 135 cases of the 277 domestic violence and honor killing incidents have been arrested by security forces while 142 others are still to be detained, the Independent Human Rights Commission spokesman Bilal Siddiqi said.
In this episode of Goftman, host Partaw Naderi discusses the topic with the following guests:
Latifa Sultani, from the women’s affairs department of Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission
Anarkali Honaryar, senator
Roya Dadras, spokesman to ministry of women’s affairs
Dr. Wahid Majroh, social psychologist