Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Extending legal aid to rural women a priority: Ghani

Extending legal aid to rural women a priority: Ghani

KABUL - Addressing ‘National Conference on Violence against Women’ in Kabul, the president said the Afghan women were representatives of ‘new Afghanistan’ with national and Islamic values.
Around 242 trainee attorneys, including 93 women, participated in the event. Ghani said the trainees would enter the fight against violence the women faced and would produce positive outcome.
“You the Afghan women are the generation which is transforming from fighting to a nonviolent and social order, peace, stability, prosperity and mutual acceptance. I am confident you can accomplish the mission handed over to you for a stable and prosperous Afghanistan.”
The president termed the independence of AGO as vital for success and security in the country and said: “Attorney generals are not only state employees but responsible to ensure Islamic justice and implementation of Constitution.”
Ghani said the base of Islam was justice and if not implemented the system would collapse.  He asked the newly appointed Attorney General to spread awareness regarding the rule of law and greater participation in upcoming election because elections were a helpful phenomenon for the rule of law.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on the occasion said the unity government had achievements in the area of violence against women but issues remained.
He said eradicating violence against women needed a review of the existing laws, introduction of new laws, creation of platforms for participation of women on different levels and change in the public mindset.
Attorney General Mohammad Farid Hameedi said he was committed to protecting the legal rights of women and children.
He said departments had been created in 34 provinces of the country to stop violence against women and currently these departments country were being headed by women in 31 provinces.
He said close coordination between related institutions with the AGO was helpful in ensuring safety and security of families and ensuring justice. (Pajhwok)