Kabul: In a bid to end violence against women and girl and to enable women-led civial society organizations to provide critical services to women and girls, the Germany embassy in Afghanistan contributed €500,000 to the Women Protection Center Trust Fund.
The UN Women Afghanistan in a series of tweets on Sunday quoted the German embassy as saying, “Women and girls in remote areas are not only at greater risk of experiencing violence, they are also less likely to receive assistance”.
Since the start of COVID19, women-led and women’s rights organizations are first responders to the needs of women and girl survivors of violence. Availing resources to help them maintain and sustain critical services for women and girl survivors is essential.
“Before COVID19, nearly 90% of women reported experiencing at least one form of intimate partner violence, and violence against women has further increased as a result of COVID19. This is why important initiatives like these are support,” the embassy to Kabul said.
“I look forward to growing the Afghanistan Women Protection Center Trust Fund into an initiative to provide quality and critical services with the support of donor community, women-led CSOs and under the leadership of Ministry of Women’s Affairs,” said Aleta Miller, UN Women Representative, Afghanistan.