violence against women
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.
Women’s leadership is a fundamental part of our work, and why we put women’s rights at the heart of everything we do.
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Oxfam strongly condemns the brutal sexual assault and subsequent death of a young woman in Delhi and calls for immediate systemic response to the increasing trend of violence against women in the country.
In solidarity with the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence, Oxfam is urging governments to speed up the implementation of agreed standards to end violence against women in all its forms.
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