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Afghani domestic violence against women rises

While women are protected under Afghan law, State rarely brings culprits to justice, leading to a growth in violence.

Last updated: 06 Jan 2014 18:03
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Setara, who had her nose and lips chopped off and was repeatedly stabbed, is an example of the increasing number of Afghani women who face domestic violence.

The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission said that in 2013 they saw a 26% increase in report from women saying they had been violently assaulted. With perpetrators getting away with their criminal acts, this number is not expected to drop.

Al Jazeera's Jane Ferguson reports from Kabul.

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