violence against women
Thirteen years after the fall of the Taliban regime, there have been tangible gains for Afghan women. But many Afghan women remain highly vulnerable and more work is needed to protect them and their rights.
Women’s rights have been held up as one of the most tangible gains of the international intervention in Afghanistan, but these gains remain fragile and are at an increasing risk of erosion.
Jineth Bedoya is a staunch defender of the rights of women and one of the visible faces of an Oxfam project to raise the voices of women who are victims of abuse.
At least one in three women worldwide will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, often perpetrated by an intimate partner. Violence against women and girls is a
International Women’s Day offers us an opportunity to raise awareness of inequality and reminds us that the struggle for equality and positive change must continue. At Oxfam, we are working to make sure that women’s rights are upheld and advanced.
Afghanistan is often described as one of the most dangerous countries for women, yet the country only has 1551 female police officers—one for every 10,000 women.
More women are urgently needed in the Afghan police force in order to reduce violence against women and ensure the safety of all Afghans, according to a report published by Oxfam today.
Although female police are vital for Afghan women to be able to report crimes and access desperately-needed justice, only 1 per cent of the Afghan National Police is female.