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Afghanistan vows to reduce violence against women

Afghan ministries on Thursday signed an agreement to eliminate violence against women, a largely symbolic effort in a country that foreign observers still consider one of the worst in the world to 
be female.

The Afghan attorney general’s office recorded more than 3,700 cases of violence against women in the first eight months of 2016, with 5,000 cases recorded in the whole of 2015.

“We are seeking ways to cooperate, and for an effective and lawful fight against the existence of violence against women in the country,” attorney general Farid Hamidi said at the signing ceremony between his office and four government ministries at the presidential palace in Kabul.

He said the Afghan government was determined to fight against corruption and combat violence against women in the country.
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