Afghanistan has long way to go to end violence against women: UN

A long way to go: Implementation on the elimination of violence against women law in Afghanistan

Afghanistan has a long way to go in implementing a law to end violence against women, according to a United Nations report released on Wednesday.

The report has been issued by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Its release coincided with a major event at the United Nations in New York to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

The report says Afghan officials are so far sporadically implementing the two-year old Elimination of Violence against Women law in the country.

To find out more about the report and the situation in Afghanistan, Derrick Mbatha spoke with Georgette Gagnon, the head of UNAMA's Human Rights Unit.

Duration: 3'34"

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