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CE Chairs High Prevention of Violence Against Women Commission Meeting

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Saturday, October 26, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Chaired by Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, High Prevention of Violence against Women’s meeting was held the other day at Sapidar Palace.
In the meeting, minister of women affairs delivered the ministry’s report in connection with implementation and un-implementation of the commission’s previous decisions.
According to the report, 24 meetings have been held in capital and provinces during the current year and a big part of the meetings’ decisions have been implemented.
Afterwards, media and privacy policies of support centers were discussed and approved in the meeting.  The privacy policy has considered privacy as a significant principle for women as it had direct impact on condition of women who have faced with violence and were living in support centers.
At the end, work model of monitoring the works of the committee on prevention of violence against women in institutions was discussed in the meeting.  Officials for the ministry of women affairs reported that the ministry has sent letters to all ministries and government institutions to create committees for prevention of violence against women, report violence related cases and report them to judicial organs.
Based on the report, only 34 government institutions have created such committees and registered 34 cases of violence against women.  The report added that a number of ministries and institutions have not cooperated in this regard.
After hearing the report as well as visions and suggestions of members of the council, chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah instructed the ministry of women affairs to contact ministries and government institutions as soon as possible to provide exact figures and list of institutions that were neglecting in this regard so that council of ministers could decide in this regard.

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