Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

We Want Peace That Protects Women’s Rights: Ghani

We Want Peace That Protects  Women’s Rights: Ghani

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday stressed protection of women’s rights and solution to their problems, saying he did not want to change the peace process into a political trade.
A statement from the Presidential Palace Media’s office received by Pajhwok Afghan News said President Ghani met with Kabul women’s representatives from various parts at the Presidential Palace Wednesday.
The statement said women shared their problems regarding healthcare, sports, education, high education, social associations, economic and commerce with President Ghani at the meeting.
President Ghani ordered the Kabul municipality to provide election opportunity to two women’s representatives in each municipal district.
He called for creation of a strong women council to address their issues, saying women were recruited to high posts during the past five years and the process would continue. Ghani promised further facilities for sportswomen.
Addressing a number of Kabul based women; President Ghani promised that the Kabul Chaman-i-Hozori area would be prepared for women and children as a sports and sightseeing park and a part of the Kabul Paghamn and Balabagh as well.
President Ghani tasked sports institutions’ directors to appoint women as assistants and said efforts were underway to bring about drastic reforms in the country’s education system in near future.
He said civil services administration had made enough preparations for women’s recruitment, asking women to share their plans in this regard.
President Ghani said efforts were underway for finding market for women’s handicrafts and trade goods.
He said, “Peace is the entire nation’s demand, but a peace in which rights of all women are protected, peace will not be enhanced with emotions.” (Pajhwok)