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Barmak pledges to break male dominance in MoI

Barmak pledges to break male dominance in MoI

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Mar 07, 2018 - 18:21

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak on Wednesday vowed to eliminate male-dominance in his ministry by appointing 6,000 womeninfo-icon in different departments, including key posts.

Barmak revealed this at a gathering marking International Women’s Day in Kabul. The minister said the environmentinfo-icon of male dominance had gripped the Ministry of Interior (MoI).

He pledged to end the dominance of men in the ministry by hiring women on key positions.

He said currently as many as 4,000 women were employed at the MoI and the ministry planned to hire another 6,000 women.

Barmak said police would chase those youngsters who bothered women on roads, at universities and public places.

Sema Samar, head of the Afghanistaninfo-icon Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), said women should feel themselves secure and take part in every field of life.

“We should give women honorable positions and they should not be limited to search and transfer of documents in offices only.

Col. Palwasha Talash, deputy police chief of the 101st Asmae Zone, during her speech urged women to join police force and serve the country through this way.

“I feel proud to be a policewoman, and want my sisters to join the force as there is no problem and the recruitment doors are open and you can serve the country through this way,” she said.

At the end of the gathering, some women officers were conferred with medals and appreciation certificates.

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