It is time for action to end Sexual Harassment against Women through supporting EVAW Commissions in Afghanistan

WCLRF conducted a Conference on sharing “Role of EVAW Commissions in addressing Sexual harassment research report in Balkh province.The EVAW provincial commissions have a vital role in tackling sexual harassment and addressing its cases. To this end, and to improve the EVAW commissions’ role, WCLRF following a conference in Kabul, held a provincial conference in Balkh province to share the findings of the research report. In this conference, the EVAW commission members including governor deputy, head of DoWA, Balkh Provincial Council, CSOs and media and expressed their relevant organizations’ commitment in implementing the findings and recommendations.

Thanking and welcoming the participants and explaining the event’s objective, WCLRF’s representative, Mr. Sultan Ali Rahimi shared the research report’s findings and its recommendations. Also, he asked participants to take practical steps and joint approaches in effectively fighting against it. Afterwards, Balkh’s deputy governor, head of DoWA, head of Provincial Council, head of Haj and Awqaf and a representative of Civil Society (the panelists), in addition to affirming the research’s findings, emphasized on jointly working against sexual harassment. Also, they committed to making efforts in implementing the research’s findings and recommendations in their working environments.

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