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Civil society stresses women share in police, other departments

Civil society stresses women share in police, other departments

Jul 29, 2015 - 17:50

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Some civil societyinfo-icon organizations on Wednesday stressed greater share for womeninfo-icon in police department and expressed concern over male members’ dominance in the Ministry of Interior (MoI).

They believed that rampant poverty, social barriers, small number of women police, less educationinfo-icon facilities, sexual harassment and lack of transportation facilities were main problems that women had been facing in the society.

The civil society activists said some families did not allow female members to join police department, although, the existence of policewomen was direly needed in the Afghan society.

Ahmad Shah Stanikzai, a civil society activist, said history showed Afghan women were brave and rendered greater scarifies for the defence of motherland.

During a meeting with civil society activist and officials from the MoI, he said Afghan women actively took part in the political, social, economic and security development of the country in the past 14 years.

The meeting passed a resolution for effective implementation of suggestions embedded in the resolution for the promotion of women in Afghanistaninfo-icon.



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