11 December 2012

Tunisia: Inauguration of First Pilot Centre to Host Women Victims of Violence

Ariana — Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki said that violence against women is an actual problem which the Tunisian society has to cope with.

"The comprehensive rights of women are not only dependent on the Personal Status Code but also on the right to education, health, employment and respect of physical integrity," President Marzouki declared at the inauguration Monday in Sidi Thabet (governorate of Ariana) of the first pilot centre to host women victims of violence.

Marzouki insisted on the need to disseminate the culture of Human rights, preserve the dignity of women and their economic and social rights through protecting them from exploitation, poverty and marginalisation so as to build up a balanced society.

Minister of Family and Women Affairs Sihem Badi expressed, for her part, hope that this centre will provide all due assistance to women enduring violence, stressing the determination of her department to devise a national strategy of fight against all forms of violence against women and children.

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