Sunday, January 27, 2008

General Atta Mohmamad Noor Supports Women

General Atta Mohammad Noor, governor of Balkh province, opened a UNFPA funded women on women photo exhibition in Mazar on International Women's Day (IWD) on 8 March 2008. He studied the photos and expressed his support for the project by the NGO Pamir in giving women business and photography training.

General Atha Mohammad Noor, in his opening speech, highlighted the importance of important role of women in the reconstruction of the country. He said: “All women should get education and training in modern technology, which will ensure their equal rights to participate in social, economic and political lives in the country, which is essential in ending violence against women.” He emphasized the need and his commitment to end all types of violence against women including child marriage, giving women away in marriage to settle disputes and all other bad traditional practices.