Situation of women improving: Official
11 March, 2013
KABUL: Although the situation of women in the post-Taliban Afghanistan has been improving, it still has a long way to go in gender equality and empowering women in society, according to Public Health Minister Suraya Dalil.
"The Afghan women situation is improving over the last decade. The reduction in maternal mortality rate in a society is a sign of the advancement of a society and Afghanistan has already made significant improvement in reducing birth-related deaths among mothers,"Dalil told Xinhua in an interview.
Dalil made the remarks as Afghanistan and other countries in the world marked the International Women's Day.
According to Dalil, the government is committed to helping Afghan women enjoy their rights as mandated in the constitution so that they can become responsible members of society.
"More steps will be taken to protect women's health and well- being," she said.
The International Women's Day in Afghanistan is marked by holding conferences, seminars and forums by government and non- government bodies in capital Kabul and other cities.