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From abuse behind closed doors to attacks on women participating in public life, women and girls in Afghanistan continue to be suffer violent abuse at alarmingly high rates. Most of these crimes go unpunished.
This is a crucial time to protect Afghan women’s rights, as international forces – including those from the UK – prepare to leave the country next year. Instability and conflict could increase. If the current systematic problem of violent abuse faced by Afghan women and girls is not addressed now, the situation will only get worse.
We urgently must stand with Afghan women and demand an end to the epidemic of violence they face.
Ask the UK Government to commit to cross-departmental support for dedicated programmes of work to combat violence against women in Afghanistan.
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