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EU supports gender equality in Afghanistan

EU supports gender equality in Afghanistan

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Mar 07, 2012 - 16:55

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The European Union on Wednesday pledged continued support for programmes that advocate for womeninfo-icon’s rights and assist victims of violence.

Over the past few months there had been several cases of violence against women in Afghanistaninfo-icon, EU Special Representative Vygaudas Ušackas said on the eve of International Women’s Day.

The Afghan government, people and the international community were unified in their condemnation of the horrific acts and demanded the perpetrators be brought to justice.

He said the protection of women against gender-related violence, including sexual violence, trafficking and early and forced marriages, deserved continuous support.

While renewing EU’s commitment to promoting women’s rights, empowerment and gender equality, he vowed to support the Afghan government and civil societyinfo-icon groups in their initiatives.

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