AIHRCAfghan Independent Human Rights Commission
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On Dec 16, 2011 the curtain came down on the five-year terms of nine AIHRC commissioners.
Officials of Public Works Department, traffic police, civil society organisations and AIHRC met in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, and discussed the factors behind road accidents.
Nafisa Azimi, a member of the parliamentary Women's Affairs Commission, agrees with the AIHRC's findings.
The AIHRC is conducting a national inquiry into violence against women, the results of which will be published this year.
Ewaz Ali Sabiri, an AIHRC official, said Ghuncha Gul was sold to Asadullah -- a drug addict -- by her father in return for 200 kilograms of wheat, 70 kg of rice, two goats, a donkey and some other goods.
Ahmad Belal Sidiqi, assistant in the children's rights department of AIHRC, says the figures of violence against children under the age of 18 years are increasing.
The AIHRC study found the presidential decree was unevenly implemented.
The AIHRC on Saturday disseminated details on the cases of violence against women, and recorded 1,351 incidents of physical torture, 1,093 incidents of verbal incidents and 176 incidents of sexual violence.
Sixty-year-old Hajera leans dejectedly on the wall of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) office in Kabul.
Soraya Sobhrang, the commissioner of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), believes the resurgence in the "bacha bazi" practice is a result of an ambiguity in the Afghan criminal law.
In a national inquiry launched by the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) in August 2014, interviews conducted of both perpetrators as well as victims of bacha bazi along with local elite and witnesses who condone it, revealed startling information about the extent of the practice.
According to Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), around 37 children have been killed and 59 others wounded in insurgency-related violence during the past year in Afghanistan's southeastern region.