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Tuesday 19 March 2019

Press Office of the House of Elders

May 6, 2018


Sediqeh Balkhi, Chairman of the Commission of Women Affairs and Civil Society, met with the Baroness Hodgson, Member of the British Council APPG.

The discussion point of this meeting was on the situation of the women in Afghanistan, the challenges and issues, the active role of women in the National Assembly, and in national and international decisions, the activities of the Senate Women's Affairs Commission to address cases of violence against women and some other related concerned issues of discussed.


 Ms. Sedigheh Balkhi said during a speech that after establishment of interim administration positive efforts have been made to improve the status of women in Afghanistan, and example of it could be the active participation of women in the National Assembly comparing to other modern countries. Balkhi while outlining the achievements of the women affairs commission said that a number of government officials have been interrogated on various cases of violence against women and delegation of this commission had observatory visit in the capital Kabul in provinces especially form the health centers, and detention centers.

At the end of the meeting, emphasizes were about extension of parliamentary relations between the two countries and other related issues were discussed.