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Much should be done for women rights restoration

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The United Nations has called on everyone ‘to respect, promote and protect the rights of women and girls to end violence against women in Afghanistan.’
One of the most important thing, the UN believed was supporting survivors and amplifying the voices of advocates to end violence against women and girls.
“The pervasive, long-term impact of violence against women makes it imperative that everyone in Afghanistan works together, as a national priority, to ensure that more is done to support survivors and hold perpetrators accountable,” a statement from the UN said.
According to the statement, every year the International Day, marked on 25 November, representing the start of the global campaign of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, while this year’s theme, according to UN was “Orange the World HearMeToo” is focused on supporting survivors and amplifying voices of advocates to end violence against women and girls.
Likewise, the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, on the advent of the International Day for the elimination of violence against women, said violence against women was still common in the society, due to growing war and ignorance.
“Women were still burning in the fire of violence and injustice from beating to forced marriage and from deprivation of education to rejection of legacy,” said the country’s president vowing to do more for women rights when lasting peace ensured in the country.
Indeed, according to UN’s statement, addressing violence against women requires effective investigation and prosecution of reported cases.
Undoubtedly, fighting impunity would not only send a strong signal that violence against women is unacceptable but, as said, would also help build women’s confidence in inclusive, equitable and sustainable development of the country.
As both the government and the UN emphasized, violence against would be eliminated, when all related organizations, women rights activists as well as intellectuals and religious scholars join hand to publicize women rights and help them realize what should they do to defend their rights and fight any forms of violence against themselves in the society.
Absolutely, war and insecurity, are behind any challenges, particularly problems faced by women and girls, in Afghanistan, but the government of Afghanistan is committed to the UN declaration for the elimination of violence against women more than ever.
On the other, peace restoration in the country would also help women get their absolute rights, including full access to education, work in government offices in high level, and most importantly remain self-sufficient with their strong will and determination.
Afghanistan would never tolerate darkness and the past theory on women rights. The country would develop by the powerful believes and cooperation of both men and women and is confident that one day the democratic system would eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls.

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