Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Kabul (BNA) While the issue of violence against women has got these days, Minister of Women Affairs urged religious scholars to publicize against resorting violence against women.
Dr. Hussun Banu Ghazanfar Minister of Women Affairs addressing the research seminar “Violence against women under Islam” in Kabul said the religious ulama maintain the same role as the government as they are managing our social and religious and faith issues within the society and they retain immense influence on the people’s practices.
Under the present condition the minister emphasized, the only way that the Afghan women overcome the crisis in the name of violence, is the clear language of the religious ulama in the country.
She stressed that some of traditions do not have roots in the sacred Sharia but these unaccepted traditions indeed harms the minds and souls of the Muslim Afghan women and we can stand against it with the logic of Sharia.
Calling on the religious ulama, Ghazanfar added that we should not allow that the Afghan families especially those unaware of the interpretation of Islamic order and teachings resort to violence against women.
Mohammad Yusof Niazi Minister of Hajj and Endowment also spoke explaining the right of women from the Islamic viewpoints.
Meanwhile, some religious ulama also spoke with respect to women’s rights, underage marriages, and the huge expenses in marriages, women’s ownership rights and inheritance and morale importance of women in society.
Initiated by the Ministry of Women Affairs, the seminar was also attended by deputy minister of information and culture Nabi Farahi, some members of National Assembly and religious scholars as well as civil society activists.
The seminar ended with issuance of a resolution asking religious ulama to assist in ending violence against women.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Bazarak (BNA) Seventy displaced families were received foodstuffs in Panjshir province yesterday.
Abdul Hamid Noorzai the head of refugees and returnees department of Panjshir said BNA; the assistance took place by UNHCR to displaced families.
According to the source, presently, more than 100 families from Nuristan, Baghlan, Badakhshan and Takhar provinces has left their homes due to Taliban threat and stationed in Punisher. T. Suraya-Yarzada
Tuesday December 03, 2013
Kabul (BNA) December 3rd Coincides the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
The day is marked world over to enhance cooperation and focus on the issues of the special persons so that they live in the society in a dignified manner. The three decades of war and violence which spread its darks shadow on our beloved country Afghanistan besides devastating basic infrastructures of the country also left a lot of human tragedies. The war and bloodsheds in Afghanistan massively affected the human population. Thousands resorted to migration towards the alien destinations and large number of others were disabled and confronted with other social issues including illiteracy, poverty and psychological diseases imposed on them through war trauma.
As a nation, we should realize that our special persons have sacrificed their lives for the sake of freedom of the country and to suppress the intruders and the invaders. Unfortunately, these days it seems that the disabled people are ignored in some extent in the country and it really disappointing.
The special persons need focus and support of the government, humanitarian institutions and most importantly the people of Afghanistan. Any negligence on the disabled people may cause the sense of deprivations and disappointment among them and they feel isolated from the society, it against humanitarian values. Based on the statement of officials of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Disabled and Martyrs, a number of effective plans were formulated in the past to facilitate and the in the future the disabled would receive Bank Cards while receiving their annual salaries. Statistics show that the number of disabled people has increase, 41 percent constitute the women and nearly 200,000 children with disabilities also exist in the country and they and they are also eligible to go to schools.
Afghanistan stays on top of the countries which hosts the largest number of disabled people. In recent years, special concentrations haven’t been made on the lives of the disabled people. “The government of Afghanistan must focus on creating positive environment to the disabled women Ms. Shakira who lost her one leg during the civil war.” “The government has ignored the rights of the disabled people, every day I go to bazaar by facing many difficulties to work and fulfill the necessities of my family, I don’t have that much financial capability to rent a house for them, said another disabled man Khawja Mohammad who lost his two legs during the wars.”
Undoubtedly, the disabled people constitute the needy social segment in a society and there basic humanitarian rights should be protected to avoid them feeling isolated and alone. It’s our national, religious and humanitarian obligations to focus on betterment of the disabled people in the country.
Monday December 03, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled started distribution of cash aids to poor families in Laghman province.
Based on the program 28,000,000 Afghanis have been distributed to 4359 poor families in 36 villages of Qargha district, Laghman province.
Amina Afzali Minister of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled in a ceremony held said in this regard, the assistance distribute via social safety program with the cooperation of Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled to poor families.
At the ceremony Dr. Fazlullah Mujadeddi governor of Laghman, Sayed Abdul Basir Hashimi chief of labor and social affairs, chief of the provincial council and district governor of Qargha also talked on issue.
Dr. Fazlullah Mujadeddi appreciating the officials of the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled ask them to build a building for nursery and a building for the department of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled of the province.
According to another report, foodstuffs have been distributed by UN HCR to 130 displaced families in Faryab province yesterday.
The distributions of foodstuffs have been made as a request of leadership of that Ministry.