New group to promote women’s role in politics

 
KABUL (Pajhwok): Women parliamentarians on Sunday launched a new group to strengthen females’ role in politics, a lawmaker said.
Fauzia Kofi, a Wolesi Jirga member from Badakhshan, who heads the group, told journalists they would work tirelessly to ensure equal role for women in politics.
Women had been given little representation in judiciary by the current and previous governments, she complained. The group will strive for women’s representation on the Supreme’s Court High Council.
She said the next government should also ensure gender equality in state institutions and set up a special department to build women’s capacity.
Violators of human rights, especially women’s rights, should be awarded harsh punishment, demanded Kofi, who underlined the need for eliminating violence against females.
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