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Ghani orders establishment of new council to empower Afghan women

13 Aug 2020 Ariana News

President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday signed a decree to establish is High Council for Women aimed at empowering Afghan women. “President Ashraf Ghani, in accordance with the national constitution, issued a decree to establish the Women’s High Council,” the president’s office said in a statement. According to the statement, the Council will be led by Ghani and will focus on “women empowerment ensuring women’s rights.” “The Council will be led by H.E the President and will focus on women empowerment, ensuring women’s rights, increasing coordination with our international partners, and better policy execution,” the statement said. Based on the decree 26 representatives from different sectors of society will be members of the Council. “Based on the decree, including the female deputy provincial governors, women advocates, and civil activists, 26 representatives from governmental entities and non-government organizations will be the members of the Council,” read the statement.

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