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NGO claims training thousands of women

NGO claims training thousands of women

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Nov 05, 2013 - 18:27

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): One thousand womeninfo-icon underwent literacy and vocational training in nine provinces and 3,000 others benefitted from a healthcare and justice programme over the past three years, an official said on Tuesday.

Abdul Majid Siddique, country director for HealthNet TPO, a Dutch NGO working in war zones and disaster areas, said the women’s empowerment programme was implemented in Nangarhar, Laghman, Kunar, Daikundi, Uruzgan, Kapisa, Logar, Ghorinfo-icon and Kunduz provinces.

A report from the organisation said more than 1,330 women received training in carpet-weaving, handicrafts, cooking and other skills. Another 3,355 females were trained on issues concerning justice, healthinfo-icon and leadership.

Women’s Affairs Minister Husan Bano Ghazanfar praised HealthNet TPO for implementing the programme, calling courses beneficial in empowering women.

She acknowledged such training programmes improved women’s economic situation, decreased violence against the gender and strengthened their social activities.

“I request all organisations and donors to extend the period of their training programmes because an extension can be effective in making women self-sufficient,” she said.

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