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Nazari calls for end to sexual assaults on women

Nazari calls for end to sexual assaults on women

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Mar 14, 2018 - 09:45

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The government of Afghanistaninfo-icon has called for effective measures to end sexual and gender-based violence against womeninfo-icon.

Minister of Women’s Affaires Delbar Nazari issued the call during her speech to the 62nd session of Commission on the Status of Women in New York.

She also underlined the need for the establishment and implementation of sound financial mechanisms to enforce the national action plan and women's economic empowerment.

Nazari said more than 240 women were currently serving as judges in her country's judicial system. Women represent 21 percent of the members of the Afghanistan Independent Bar Association.

“Our commitment towards gender equality and women's empowerment is at the centre of Afghanistan's development plans, which are crucial to the realisation of 2030 agenda.

“We believe that women are powerful agents of change and empowering rural women is key to the empowerment of societyinfo-icon,” the minister said.

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