NCFA launches plan to improve GBV protection

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AMMAN — The National Council for Family Affairs (NCFA) Monday launched an executive plan to strengthen protection against gender-based violence (GBV), domestic violence, and violence against children for the years 2021–2023, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported Monday.اضافة اعلان

NCFA Secretary-General Mohammad Miqdadi said that the Cabinet-approved executive plan is the fruit of national efforts to enhance the protection system, adding that the launch highlights Jordan’s caommitment to such issues.

Addressing GBV requires the collective efforts of many institutions, and the executive plan provides the institutional framework to ensure survivors of domestic violence receive comprehensive services, he said.

The NCFA will partner with the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the National Protection Team to prepare an annual report that monitors the plan’s achievements and challenges. The report will be presented to the NCFA’s board of trustees and the Cabinet for discussion and adoption.

He said that the council will work with UNICEF and other institutions to review the plan’s child protection components.

For her part, UNFPA Jordan Director Enshrah Ahmed said that the plan is part of a series of procedures to develop the executive framework of the family protection system.

The fund, she added, is collaborating on the project as part of its Essential Services Package for Women and Girls Subject to Violence, which aims at providing greater access to a coordinated set of basic and quality multisectoral services in the sectors of health, social services, police, and justice for everyone exposed to GBV.

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