Professor Yakin Ertürk, Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights on violence against women, its causes and consequences, issued the following statement in Kabul today at the end of a visit to Afghanistan.
The United Nations expert on violence against women, on a 10-day fact-finding mission to Afghanistan, has interviewed female prisoners in Kabul and Kandahar.
Afghanistan's former women's minister is settling into her new job as the country's first female governor.
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UN, human rights and aid organisations were attacked along with the offices of the Women's Affairs Ministry.
Afghan women protest at the silence and inactivity of the Afghan government regarding the recent killings in Baghlan (3 women raped and murdered for NGO activity), and in Badakshan (1 woman stoned to death).
Three Afghan women were found raped and strangled to death in the northern province of Baghlan with a warning for women to stop working for aid groups.
Her crime was to be found in the company of a man she was not married to.
Habiba Sarobi is Afghanistan's first female governor, formerly the minister for women's affairs, she said she had turned down an ambassadorial job to demand the governor's post from President Hamid Karzai.
A woman has been stoned to death in Afghanistan, reportedly for committing adultery. The killing is said to have taken place in the Urgu district of north-eastern Badakhshan province.
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