24 March 2017

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Wednesday March 8, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Unfortunately rampant wrong traditions in Afghanistan have caused the women not to have eye-catching role in the government structure.
A number of lawmakers and women rights advocates stress on women further political partnership in the government. Justice and Partnership Association (JPA) said that President Ghani has not still practiced its commitment on women political partnership in the government. It asks the government to increase the women share in the government. Zahra Sultani, an in-charge of JPA told that her entity will not remain silent in this regard and we want the government to increase the women share in different fields. At the same time, other members of JPA expect the First Lady to pay special attention in the respect, adding the women role in the government should not be symbolic and they should take part in the government big decisions.
Shakila Barakzai, head of Future Leaders Organization said, ‘however, active women are working in the country, but their role has not been eye-catching over the last years. Thus, they should be supported in all areas.’
She stressed that the international aids should be properly spent so the women be able to prove them in the society. In fact, the aids have been inappropriately spent and less amount had been spent on women, she added. Meanwhile, Marya Bashir, head of Herat attorney general office said that administrative and patriarchy discrimination were among the main factors before women political partnership in the government.
In the past, she added that many countries had promised to work on Afghan women capacity building, but it has not been practiced as it was expected.  Fatana Gilani, head of Afghan Women Association believes that the opportunities provided over the last thirteen years have been inadequate. Likewise, Afghan women activists ask the government to pay further heed on women and provide them with fundamental programs and job opportunities. It is worth mentioning that 25 percent of National Assembly have been allocated to women, but the women activists stressed that more positions should be given to women in the cabinet. President Ghani has times and again reiterated that women political partnership is essential for the country’s development and his government is making effort to provide the ground in this regard more than ever. Safia Seddiqi, a civil society activist said that the government of national unity has not practiced all of its promises to women. She believe that the government of national unity would not ignore the women political partnership, because they have always been sacrificed over the last more than three decades. Based on official figures, 30 percent of women have share in the government and the government is expected to pay further heed in the respect.
Surya Raiszada

Wednesday March 8, 2017

Kabul (BNA) At a cost of Afg 11,000,000 funded by National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (NSP/MRRD) several welfare projects have been executed in southern Nimroz province.
According to information of relation and publication department of MRRD to BNA, these projects have been executed in various parts of Kang and Chakhansour districts and Zaranj city the provincial capital of the province.
The mentioned projects encompass the reconstruction agricultural water dams, gravelling of rural roads and cleaning water canals.
Approximately, 400 families in different communities had an opportunity to gain access to basic human needs upon completion of these projects.
During the implementation of these projects work opportunities have been provided to 1320 skilled and unskilled workers in the districts.

Wednesday March 8, 2017

Kabul (BNA) At a sum of more than Afg 47,000,000 funded by National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD/NSP) 87 welfare projects have been completed in northern Sar-e-Pul province.
According to information of relation and publication department of MRRD to BNA, these development projects include the construction of retaining walls, protection walls, extension of drinking water networks, agricultural water dams, cleaning water canals and gravelling of rural roads that have been implemented in different parts of Sancharak and Gosfandi districts of the province.
Numerous families in various communities have gained access to basic human needs upon completion of these projects.
During the execution of the mentioned projects work opportunities have been provided to 5009 skilled and unskilled workers in the districts.

Tuesday March 7, 2017

Kabul (BNA) If we have a glance at the past, since long time, women have been considered as a fair sex, sensitive and sometimes weak due to physiological reasons and her roles were based on this conception.
As a result, woman was often behind politics scene, although there were women even behind the scene who had played their role much stronger than the main players. In this article, it has been tried to assess the women socio-economic and political partnership generally in the west, Islam and new age. As it was said earlier, in the past women had played sub social roles. The reasons that had caused to sideline women include, women should concentrate on home and family and they are not proper for diplomatic and security missions or women have no foreign knowledge equal to men. Therefore, these and other reasons had joined hands and marginalized women. This issue was unexceptionally even in majority of countries. There were women exceptionally showed competence and governance skills and partnership in political affairs. For example we can touch Queen Elizabeth the second in the Great Britain who regardless of being hereditary right of monarchy ruled the UK for over half a century despite of all political games and big conspiracies against her and her government. Her era has been called as the most splendid periods of the British monarchy, or the golden era of Queen Ezabla in Spain or others. In the past based on this believe that women are peaceful and men are warmonger, women were marginalized from battlefield as far as possible.
But despite of that in this field there were powerful women who had learned politics and proved their competence and capability in wars leadership. They showed that these believes are wrong and are product of historical oppression and negative conception of women as the second sex. As one of the clear examples in war leadership we can point out Bibi Ayesha Sidiqa (MGBPWH). In Jamal battle, the leadership was with the spouse of Great Prophet (PBUH). In Greece that in believe of majority of historians, all victories and conquests of Alexander the Great were the outcome of his mother advices, Tyssis, or Sultan Razia in Afghanistan. According to these examples and based on this theory that during general mobilization for battle, participation of both sexes was essential, we can courageously reject the issue of restriction of battle to men. Not only in the past but even today, have women been subjected in economic field to exploitation of great powers economic policy and even the third world. Because in their believe, women were young labor force, cheap and sometimes lack work experience but needy, therefore they were abused and exploited with low wages, and high work. In Afghanistan as one of the third world countries, the hidden work force and in fact the basic wheel of economy is in women’s hands while almost all of them are deprived from wage and salary. For example, if we take into account the carpet weaving industry in Afghanistan and other Asian countries, all efforts are made by women but they receive no income except devastating respiratory diseases as well as fist and kick of husband, father and brother for any delay in their work.
Due to above mentioned reasons, in the late first half of the 20th century, women movements started to fight all oppressions imposed by men in the course of history. They requested that women should be given their essential socio-economic and political position namely her gender should be focused and physiological and biological differences should be ignored. These movements strongly requested equality of men and women. Women succeeded in most fields as gaining the voting right was the most important achievements of women. Their second request and achievement was women participation in socio, political and economic activities. Today women occupy key government positions including president, prime minister, Queen, minister, governors, senior military officers, etc. After the dark era of petrified Taliban, today the Afghan women achieved positions as politicians, economists, military officers, etc.
Masouda Qarizada

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