Country Afghanistan
Year 2007
Type of Measure Research and statistical data > Other research and statistical data
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The national database was launched at the celebration of the 2006 International Women's Day.

  • The provincial and statistics offices of the Ministry of Women's Affairs (MOWA) are leading the database implementation;
  • The Departments of Women's Affairs (DoWAs) in all 34 provinces are building their capacity to accurately record VAW cases in association with relevant government and non-government agencies in their provinces.
  • The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission and the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) new have agreed to integrate the database into their operations and provide technical support to the DoWAs in their provinces.
  • The Afghan Information Management Service (AIMS) is assisting in continuously adapting the database to ensure minimum data-entry distortion.

To date, the heads of the DoWAs from all provinces have been trained and six provinces are using the database forms: Kabul, Parwan, Kapisa, Herat, Ghazni and Kandahar. Completed forms are then sent to MOWA.

Presently, 1,011 cases have been registered. The data has been incorporated into national statistics, and will be compiled and distributed by the central statistics office. Results are expected to be released soon.

Full Text

Report of the National Database on Violence against Women

Source of Information

UNIFEM Afghanistan