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Much efforts needed to improve women’s situation: Dr. Abdullah

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KABUL: Chief Executive of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in message on the occasion of the international day of elimination of violence against women said commemoration of the day was meant to pay tribute to rights and high position of women in human society.
“The role of women in governance, development, security and constitutionalization of democratic values has been important across the human societies, but despite the progress made so far, still we witness violence, torture, discrimination and deprivation of women,” Dr. Abdullah said in his message.
He went on saying that the 16 days campaign is an opportunity to recognize the social and cultural aspects of violence against women and to address the ugly phenomenon, adding government organs needed to address the issue in close coordination with women’s advocate institutions in the country.
“Since establishment of the National Unity Government, in particular in the last three years,much efforts have been made to improve women’s leadership position in civil institutions and the process needed to be continued,” Dr. Abdullah added.
Reforming laws and legislative documents and removing pathetic spirit in legal and justice organs as well as addressing the problems of rural women and IDPs were the main works done by the government to improve women’s situation, the message said, adding government was supporting women’s increasing role in civil and military ranks.
In his message, the Chief Executive instructed the security personnel to spare no effort in prevention of women’s kangaroo court in rural courts which is inhuman and un-Islamic act. He also asked media, tribal elders and social and cultural activists to do more for increasing of awareness among people and prevent such crime against women.
CE Abdullah reiterated support and commitments towards constitutionalisation of women’s position in the society and fight against any kind of discrimination.
The Kabul Times

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.