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Harmful, traditional practices that violate women's rights widespread in Afghanistan
Relief Web: The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan has released a new 56-page report that documents traditional practices in Afghanistan that violate the rights of girls and women, and makes recommendations for ending practices such as honor killings, child marriage and exchange marriages.
"Harmful traditional practices that violate the human rights of women and girls are pervasive in Afghanistan, occurring in varying degrees in all communities throughout the country, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said in a report released today. Speedy implementation of laws that protect girls and women, in particular the Law on Elimination of Violence against Women is needed to help end these harmful practices.