Qatar : Elimination of Violence Against Women Necessary for Achieving Social Peace and Security

Geneva- The State of Qatar has underlined that the elimination of violence against women “is not only important for development, but also for achieving social peace and security and promoting all human rights on an equal footing”.

This came in Qatar’s speech delivered by Miss Noor Ibrahim Al Sada, Second Secretary of the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Office at Geneva, within the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, as part of the thirty-second session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Al Sada pointed out that the State of Qatar had developed a roadmap to achieve development which is Qatar national vision 2030 that highlights various sectoral strategies that give more attention to the empowerment of women and strengthen their capacity; in order to ensure their active participation in all areas. She noted that the women’s rights field in Qatar had witnessed lately a distinct boom, either through enhancing rights which are outlined in the Constitution, or by reviewing some laws in favor of women and the establishment of competent mechanisms of empowerment and protection such as Qatar Foundation for Social Work (QFSW) which includes a number of centers, especially the protection center and social rehabilitation, which handles the empowerment and rehabilitation and the protection of women victims of violence and reintegrated into society.

Concluding, Al Sada enquired about how to benefit from technical assistance programs implemented by the High Commissioner for Human Rights Office of the States and regional activities in the elimination of violence against women and promote their participation in the implementation of Agenda of the sustainable development 2030.

Source: Qatar News Agency