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United Nations Calls for Better Protection of Afghan Women

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A new report released by the UN shows that despite the Elimination of Violence Against Women law enacted in 2009, women are still victims of violence in Afghanistan. The report was published a day after Najia Siddiqi, acting director of women's affairs for Laghman province, was assassinated. The UN has subsequently called on Afghan officials to take "much greater steps to both facilitate reporting of incidents of violence against women and actually open investigations and take on prosecutions."

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