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MoWA empowered to frame, implement policy

MoWA empowered to frame, implement policy

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Jun 07, 2020 - 12:52

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Womeninfo-icon’s Affairs will be given the authority to frame and implement policy, says a senior official. .

Director General of Administrative Affairs Office Dr. Fazal Mahmood Fazli says the additional powers mark the ministry’s entry into a new phase.

Since its establishment, the ministry has been facing criticism, especially from women’s rights activists, for its failure to address women’s issues.

On Saturday, Dr. Fazli introduced Hassina Safi as acting minister to MoWA staff, the ministry said in a statement.

The statement quoted Fazli as saying: “According to the president, the MoWA, besides policy-making it will have the power to implement it.”

He hailed the introduction of Safi as fruitful in providing services to women. The official claimed the government had been committed to supporting all sectors, including MoWA, to achieve their basic rights.

Hassina Safi, a women right activist born in 1974 in eastern Laghman province, has studied Law and Political Science.

She has served as director of the Afghan Women’s Network in addition to holding the portfolio of information and culture.

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