KABUL: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women was marked in a ceremony held yesterday by Ministry of Education (MoE).
In the ceremony held with participation of acting minister of information and culture Hasina Safi, acting minister of education MerwaisBalkhi, minister of hajj Dr. Faiz Mohammad Osmani and a number of government officials and representatives of private organizations, message of the country’s chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah was read out by advisor to chief executive Nasrin Abo Bakr.
The message said: “Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women means to respect to human and social rights and position of women in human society.” In the message, chief executive considered role of women as considerable in governance, development and democratic values, but saying that they still witness limitations, discriminations and violence against women across the country despite of all developments happening in the country.
Afterwards, acting minister of information and culture Hasina Safi spoke and briefed related to programs of MoIC launched during the 16-day campaignon the occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against of Women.
Acting minister of information and culture asserted that women were facing with various types of violence in not only Afghanistan but the whole world.
“Both the government and private organizations have made efforts towards prevention and elimination of violence against women in Afghanistan,” Safi added, but considering that efforts in this regard are not sufficient. Acting minister of information and culture asked all government and non-government institutions to take part for the elimination of violence against women, defend women rights and implement laws related women rights in the country.
Meanwhile, acting minister of education MerwaisBalkhi also briefed related to programs launched of the MoE in connection with the elimination of violence against women, saying that the only effort that can put end to violence against women is sound education.
In the ceremony, message of the country’s First Lady was read out by MarjanMatin. In her message, the country’s First Lady considered presence of women as significant in various affairs of society.
In the meantime, minister of hajj Dr. Faiz Mohammad Osmani said that violence against women was prohibited in Islam. In the ceremony, head of Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) Sima Samar briefed related to position of women in Afghan society, saying that violence against women was in fact violence against human dignity.
The Kabul Times