I would like to thank UN Women for their great Support. UN Women played a vital role in AWSDC and supported all Women protection centers (WPC, s). Also it’s a big achievement for AWSDC to have a such type of donor with our self.
Currently AWSDC have four Women protection centers (WPC, s) Kabul, Baghlan, Bamyan, Parwan where all WPC, s are supported by United Nation for Women.
Objectives which are given by UN Women under the EVAW Law are to support those women’s who are been victims of violence. Providing them a safe house to live, supporting them through services provided by AWSDC like counseling, Awareness session, literacy education, Vocational training, Medical support, legal Awareness. Raising their voices in Government institutions, increment their capacity building to work and earn money in public place and society. Also one of main and important objectives is Women empowering of beneficiaries inside Women protection centers,
Why we open Women protection centers WPC, s?
Land practices, the women of Afghanistan who are victims of gender-based violence also continue to suffer in silence. Men are given the full authority of power and control over the female body and life of their women folk. The interconnection of family honor and sexual behavior of women is the basis for male control over female mobility and sexuality. The larger public justifies and even celebrates honor killings as a symbol of masculinity and keeping social order. Violence against women is an everyday phenomenon across all classes, sub-cultures.
The home is regarded as the private sphere where family law and legal bodies are reluctant to interfere. Relationships between men and women are based on power and control and it becomes very difficult for a woman to escape these structures if violence occurs within the family – the place which is ironically supposed to be safest! In most cases violence on women including killing are justified as ‘’corrective measures’’ ‘which a man took because he was justifiably ‘provoked’ by the woman’s behavior
Basic Purpose of WPC establishment
A few women make the move to assert their human rights and seek shelter and support while they can decide on what they need to do next. These women need to be supported. While addressing social biases is possible in the long term
Violence against women is an everyday phenomenon across all classes, sub-cultures and sects, the Progress Report of Transit Shelter for Survivors of Violence Sept-Dec 2007 4 first steps include providing a safe refuge till the victimized woman can regain her morale and strength to seek legal recourse, reconciliation, or decide on an alternate future for herself and her children. It is not a matter of numbers but a matter of value for women’s human rights. Unfortunately, the state and most NGOs do not find this a development priority.
Case:- Forcing into Compulsory Marriage
she personally wanted to get divorce from her husband. WPC lawyers in this regard submitted her case at the court and the court favored Nooria. But her husband refused ultimately the case was forwarded to supreme court which once again favored to her. The husband once again refused to accept the court orders. Her husband was fined 600,000 Afs and ordered to divorce her wife as soon as possible. In the following court the husband will pay the fine and legally divorce her.
she is currently residing at Kabul WPC and availing services of literacy training and rest of the supports. Nooria says that there has been an explicit role of Kabul WPC staff in bringing welfare to her life. And now her case is finished and she got her divorce she is living in WPC,s and taking services inside WPC,s
Case: force marriage
Case:- Prohibiting from the right of marriage