Afghan women victims of violence are still being failed by the justice system, according to a new UN report.
Although there had been some progress in implementing a 2009 anti-violence law, overall use of the law "remained low", the report says.
Cultural pressures and inconsistent police practices are hampering implementation of the law, it added.
The report comes after a spate of high-profile cases of violence against Afghan women.
Last month, two men were arrested in Kunduz province for allegedly beheading a girl after her father rejected a marriage proposal for her.