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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - March 27, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba C M Y K PAGE A12 A 12 WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015 winnipegfreepress. com $ 599 Queen Set Ends Tuesday! Look for our flyer inside ALL PRICES PLUS FREIGHT. REBATE TO DEALER. PAYMENT BASED ON 84 MONTHS AT 5.99%. GST PST EXTRA. * BASED ON 60 MTH LEASE WITH 0 DOWN. SOME VEHICLES MAY NOT BE EXACTLY AS ILLUSTRATED. 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The 27- year- old religious scholar was slain March 19 after being falsely accused of burning a Qur’an. “ This is something that’s impacting all of us — you don’t have to be Afghan,” said Yaftali. “ This was in the heart of Kabul city,” said the refugee and counsellor who has “ beautiful memories” of Kabul as a young girl before the Taliban took power and she and her family fled. “ I’m still trying to comprehend how come no one was there to save her.” That kind of violence toward women and society’s indifference to it is all too familiar to aboriginal women here and those who’ve seen it in places such as Nigeria and Congo, she said. Tonight they’re gathering to stand up for women. “ Everybody’s coming to show their support. It’s about ending men’s violence toward women,” Yaftali said. Governments need to be called to account for the way they are or are not protecting women and going after their abusers, she said. Canada has been one of Afghanistan’s major donors, Yaftali said. Since 2002, Canada has provided more than $ 2 billion in development aid to improve the lives and safety of Afghanistan’s women and children. From 2002 to 2011, 158 Canadian Forces members were killed there in the line of duty. “ We’ve provided troops and lost troops for the sake of the security and safety of Afghanistan, but they haven’t come up with some strategy to prevent violence toward women.” In 2009, Afghanistan enacted the Law on the Elimination of Violence against Women. It criminalizes acts of violence against women and harmful practices including child marriage, forced marriage, forced self- immolation, baad ( giving away a woman or girl to settle a dispute) and 18 other acts of violence against women including rape and beating. It also specifies punishment for perpetrators. In 2013, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan reported of an estimated 1,669 incidents of violence against women registered with Departments of Women’s Affairs and police and prosecutors, just seven per cent of cases went through a judicial process using the new law. Yaftali and Mary Scott with the Winnipeg chapter of the Canadian National Committee for UN Women wrote to Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai this week urging him to uphold the rule of law. “ We want a followup to look into and monitor how this is being implemented in Afghanistan,” said Yaftali. “ We are also asking for an inquiry into murdered and missing women in Canada,” she said. “ It has to be stopped. We are asking for global action.” Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry, meanwhile, said 28 people were arrested and 13 police officers suspended as part of investigations into Farkhunda’s death. Her family said she was attacked after urging women not to waste their money on amulets being sold at a famous Kabul shrine. The men selling the amulets responded by making false accusations that she had torched a Qur’an, which set off the deadly assault, her father told reporters. — with file from The Associated Press carol. sanders@ freepress. mb. ca Rally to decry violence against world’s women PHIL HOSSACK / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES Ariana Yaftali says the mob killing of Farkhunda is just one recent example of atrocities against women. Numerous notorious events highlight problem: organizer Canada trying to help Between 2002 and 2013, Canadian aid to Afghanistan totalled an estimated $ 2.26 billion. It focused on meeting the basic needs and reducing the vulnerability of women, girls and boys. Between 2014 and 2017, Canada has committed $ 227 million in aid to improve access to education, the health of Afghan mothers, newborns and children, to protect and promote human rights, especially those of women and girls; and to build the capacity of Afghan humanitarian assistance organizations. — source: Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada By Carol Sanders ‘ This shouldn’t happen anywhere in world’ — Ariana Yaftali A_ 12_ Mar- 27- 15_ FP_ 01. indd A12 3/ 26/ 15 10: 15: 08 PM

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