Marking the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan on Sunday called on “everyone to respect, promote and protect the rights of women and girls to end violence against women.”

The International Day, marked every year on 25 November, represents the start of the global campaign of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.

“Afghanistan’s commitment can only lead to positive results for the nation, communities and families where women and men take responsibility to transform the harmful attitudes that drive violence against women and girls, to respect and treat women and girls with equal rights as men and boys, and to support survivors of violence, hear their voices, and accept survivors within society,” said Aleta Miller, Representative of UN Women in Afghanistan.

During the 16 Days Campaign, the Afghan government, supported by United Nations, intensifies its advocacy and awareness-raising activities to addresses violence against women and girls in Afghanistan. The campaign runs until 10 December, International Human Rights Day

Source: 1TV Afghanistan