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Gender-Equal Society A Must For Women

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Kabul (BNA) In honor to services of women workers and International Women Day, a ceremony was held the other day by National Union of Afghanistan Workers and Employees (NUAWE) in Kabul.
The ceremony aimed to achieve the women right, aware women from their rights and advocate for gender base violence in the work place.
In the ceremony, message of NUAWE was read out by head of women affairs for the respective organization Habiba Fakhr Kohistani.
“Over the decades, the objective of Women’s Day celebration has evolved and embraced culture and ethnicity to emerge as a celebration of appreciation, respect and love towards women.
In the working place there has been always violence and the women were not able to work. So the NUAWE based on its goal and objective stated in the mandate (to support the creation of the better, safe and secure working place for women) started a 23-day campaign on gender based violence in the working place and prepared a plan for awareness of women regarding legal code on eradication of violence against women in the working place.
The aim of this campaign was to make aware the workers and laborers about the approved legal code and preventing the violence and making the working environment secure and safe,” said the message.
In the ceremony, it was stressed that working opportunities should be provided to Afghan women as maintaining women rights and prevention from violence facing mostly women could be addressed through practical ways rather than mottos.
Meanwhile, a woman participant in the ceremony Gul Jan said she was happy of assistance provided by Habitat.
“I am happy to be appointed as a worker as I have children, but no guardian. I am happy to do my job with dignity, but I am asking my countrymen not to laugh at us while we are sweeping streets in the city because I lost my husband in a suicide incident in the city,” said Gul Jan.
In the ceremony, a seven-year old girl, who had lost her mother in a separate suicide incident, read out a piece of poem for which most of participants cried.
Masouda Qarizada

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