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Charter on Prevention of Harassment of Female Reporters Signed

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Wednesday August 15, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Female journalists supporting center in Afghanistan held a meeting on Tuesday to prevent women harassment in media outlets, BNA, reported.
During the meeting, some media in-charges inked a charter on prevention from women harassment in media outlets. At the outset, head of female journalists supporting center Farida Nikzad while expressing concern asked media in-charges to cooperate with her entity on fighting violence against female journalists and those working in media and don’t let any woman or girl suffer in the respect or forced to leave her job. Expressing concern over women situation in the country, deputy minister of information and culture on publication affairs Fazel Sancharaki clarified that rampant intellectual and cultural situation has caused historical deprivations and hidden pains in the society, thus, to fight women harassment, continued intellectual and cultural works should be done. He also said a committee under the ministry of information and culture’s gender department has been created to address women problems. Likewise, a women rights activist Weeda Saghari spoke and shared her view in this regard. At the end, a charter arranged by female journalists supporting center in Afghanistan was signed by some media in-charges, within which the media have been asked to cooperate with the entity in fighting women harassment.

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