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Coordination centre set up to cut violence against women in east

Coordination centre set up to cut violence against women in east

Nov 24, 2016 - 12:40

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): For the first time ever, provinces in the eastern zone have set up a coordination centre in an attempt to curb violence against women, officials say.

At a news conference here on Wednesday, women affairs directors from Nangarhar, Kunar, Laghman and Nuristan hoped the situation of females would improve with the creation of the coordination centre.

Over the past several years, they said, violence against women had significantly fallen in the eastern zone. Women’s condition had improved a lot as a result of different initiatives, they added.

Zahida Faizan, Nuristan women’s affairs director, claimed the level of violence against women and their involvement in hard labour had decreased. However, she regretted lack of support from the central government.

Her counterpart from Nangarhar, Anisa Imrani, said they held a quarterly meeting in Jalalabad to take stock of women’s issues. The discussions would help resolve myriad problems facing women, she hoped.