Women Against Violence Staff Meets with the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Women



Women Against Violence Staff met today, Sunday, 13th of November 2016, with Mr. Bassam Al Khatib, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs in the Ministry’s Headquarters in Ramallah. The meeting was attended by Naila Awwad, Suhair Dakseh, Maria Zahran and Hindiyya Sghayyer.

Al Khatib stressed the importance of the political will supportive of the gender issues requiring the change of the mainstream culture, and enabling women to gather the efforts of all sectors such as education, justice, media, religious discourse, decision makers, and on family levels.

On her side, Awwad welcomed the cooperation of the Ministry with women issues; especially with regard to anti-violence, for which Women Against Violence Society have worked for over 25 years, to support battered women by phone, reception centers, and shelters for battered women and their children.