El- Fasher, Nov. 29 (SUNA) - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in North Darfur state, in cooperation with the Kafa Development Organization and the Office of the Commissioner for Refugees in Al-Laiit locality, celebrated today in Ajak camp for South Sudanese refugees in Al-Laiit, the launch of the 16 Days Campaign Against Gender-Based Social Violence,  which comes as part of the country and the world's celebrations of this anniversary, to introduce society to women's rights, advocate for their issues, and enable them to eliminate all forms of violence against women.

The Executive Director of Al-Laiit locality, Ismail Omar Hussein, affirmed the government's commitment to supporting programs for combating violence against women and enacts national laws and legislation that enhance the role of women in society and protect them, in his address to the celebration; he said that the true Islamic religion has guaranteed women's rights in all fields.

On her part, the representative of the High Commissioner for Refugees, Mahdia Adam Ibrahim, renewed the commission's commitment to supporting activities and programs aimed at combating violence, noting that the commission has a long history of working with communities and organizations in the field of refugees and displaced persons. Meanwhile, the director of the Kafa Organization for Development, Gabes Youssef Moussa, indicated that his organization,  which is a national one works in the field of humanitarian work by focusing its work programs in the areas of educating society about the need to put an end to gender-based violence, in addition to building centers for women and integrated rooms for survivors of violence.

The director of the Refugee Commissioner's Office in Al-Lait locality, Mukhtar Mohammed Adam, stressed the need to pay attention to women's education, and to provide them with protection while eliminating all forms of gender-based violence.

He added that the 16-day campaign will include the implementation of many activities and awareness programs in 13 refugee camps hosted by Al-Laiit.


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