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Gender dept, complaints registration centre open at Rabbani University

Gender dept, complaints registration centre open at Rabbani University

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Nov 13, 2017 - 18:46

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Gender Department and complaints registration centre have been established at the Educationinfo-icon Faculty of Ustad Rabbani University in Kabul to help implement the gender-based non-discrimination and anti-sexual harassment policy, an official said on Monday.

Education Faculty Dean Zabihullah Asadi told a gathering marking the establishment of Gender Department that sexual harassment was a global issue and it was a huge challenge for people, especially the womeninfo-icon.

He said the non-discrimination and anti-sexual harassment policy to be implemented at the higher education institutes of the country was completed last year by the higher education ministry with the support of USAIDinfo-icon.

With the establishment of Gender Department at the Education Faculty and a committee to hear the complaints, the implementation of the policy has been practically started.

A number of students and teachers welcomed the step. Marena Mirzad, one of the Education Faculty teachers, said although there has been decline in the incidents of sexual harassment in recent years but the issue has remained a challenge as yet and there was need for effective campaign.

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