12 December 2018

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Sunday, December 02, 2018

Kabul (BNA) 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 Merwais Balkhi, 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 Abu 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 campaign on 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 Merwais Balkhi 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 Marjan Matin.  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 (AIHRXC) Sima Samar briefed related to position of women in Afghan society, saying that violence against women was in fact violence against human dignity.
 

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Dr. Kamal Sadat, the deputy information and culture minister for youth affairs, during his visit to Helmand province, on Saturday met with the provincial governor, Gen. Mohammad Yasin Khan and discussed issues on the youth including challenges facing them, said a statement from the provincial office.
Governor of the province, Gen. Mohammad Yasin Khan said that youth in the province has advanced more than ever, but needed further attention from the government to serve their own province and their country at a whole, said the statement, Dr. Sadat, meanwhile said youth have been provided with more facilities and that he would meet with them of different stratum and encourage them to further promote.
He said the government has done much for them, by appointing them in various government offices, and is committed to help them further develop and advance, the statement quoted.
 

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Presided over by Deputy Minister of Information and Culture on Publications Fazel Sancharaki, the books evaluation commission held meeting on Tuesday, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported.
According to the agency, the commission consists of different stakeholder entities’ representatives that evaluates the books being imported and those being sent to abroad.
The commission evaluates that the books’ contents should not be in contrary with the country’s laws, regulations and national interests so they don’t disturb order, security, stability, national unity and create religious and linguistic discords, the agency added.
Deputy MoIC Sancharaki pointed out that considering freedom of speech, access to information and cultural and intellectual growth, the commission would welcome works and books’ printing and distribution in the country.
Likewise, the commission is making effort that the books’ printing and distribution to be done based on the country’s laws and regulations, he went on to say.
 

Tuesday November 27, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Qaus 4 coincides the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Under the law of prevention of harassment and violence against women and children, the Ministry of Information and Culture is duty-bound to the arrangement and issuance of topics relating to the prevention of harassment and violence to women and children through the government-run and private audio-visual and printed media as well as social media, providing facilities for the ministries and government administrations, legal and verdict personalities for broadcasting and publishing issues on prevention of violence against women and children through the governmental and private media, as well as prevention of programs popularizing violence against women and children through the government run and private media.
Based on the law on prevention of violence against women and children, the ministry of information and culture is also responsible to take preventive measures such as arrangement and broadcasting radio and TV programs about the factors of violence against women and its aftermaths and publishing the related articles in the dailies, newspapers and magazines, providing the ground for the ministries and government administrations and other real and verdict personalities, to release issues related to prevention of violence against women and prevent publishing issues promoting violence against women and children, through mass media.
Also, considering the rule on prevention of discrimination, the ministries' internal committee is constituted of representatives from the human resources, Gender management and the internal audit office led by the Head of the Ministry's office.
The responsibility of the committee to address the primary complaints of the related administrations and codification of the executive procedure for implementation of the rule.The ministry of information and culture is also responsible to draw attention of the mass media outlets to manage the radio and TV programs to broadcast and publish the culture of prevention of violence against women in the related media, to take necessary plan to prevent the record of the programs for radios, TVs, newspapers, dailies who are restoring to the release issues in the favor of violence against women, introducing the related in-charges media who are releasing issues related to violence against women with no legal license, establishment of a special committee with membership of representatives from Gender in-charge, director of human resources and head of the office, under the leadership of one of the deputy ministers of information and culture, to investigate issues relating to violence against women, regularly providing report from their works to the commission and doing other required duties and responsibilities.
The international day of prevention of violence against women has been approved by United Nations in 1999 and marked everywhere in the world.
The days is marked worldwide, while women have gained more achievements in economic, cultural and political areas. But in Afghanistan, women and girls are still facing numerous challenges, which is needed to be discussed in details.
Creation of a supporting system, promotion of culture recuing violence against women, description and explanation of women supporting laws in the center and provinces of the country, are among the issues should be addressed.
Addressing the aforesaid issues could provide opportunity for women to access economic and social capabilities and help them enter the campaign, the world has started for its elimination since long years.
The ministry of information and culture has taken comprehensive part in the 16-day campaign of prevention of violence against women and during the period, would release topics and articles special for women by reflecting their activities and capabilities, through conducting various programs including showing films, thereafter plays, holding historical relics exhibitions, displaying women handicrafts etc.
The ministry of information and culture asks the entire audio-visual and print media to consider the issue and focus on the issues relating to prevention of violence against women.
 

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