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Vice-President Opens Women’s Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence in Yazd

The first non-governmental women's shelter for those exposed to domestic violence in the province of Yazd has been operating since April 2017. Monday. Jan. 30th, marked its official opening in the presence of the Vice-President for Women and Family A

Wednesday 31 January 2018 - 11:46

The head of the Welfare Directorate of Yazd Province noted, "A women’s shelter is a safe haven for women and girls who are exposed to violence. Its’ objective is to positively intervene in their lives alleviate their suffering, improve their self-esteem and prevent any such future incidents.  Such facilities identify the various types of violence inflicted on women and girls, while raising public awareness about women and providing solutions tailored to the difficulties they face."

Jalil Efati added that in this shelter specialized services that include social work, psychological counseling, cultural, providing educational and employment skills and specialized services are given to the women and their children.

Speaking at the beginning of the ceremony, he mentioned that the shelter had been inaugurated this April and had admitted 156 persons to the center, with most of the women and girls being aged between 25-30 years of age.

Efati mentioned that some of these women escaping domestic violence were referred through the Social Emergency Response Center (123), the Center for Crisis Intervention, the Social Security Emergency Services, judicial authorities or the law enforcement agencies, while others came seeking help on their own.

In this ceremony, the vice-president also visited the Social Emergency Response Center and the 123 Welfare Organization of ​​Yazd Province.

Dr. Ebtekar arrived in Yazd Province on Monday and attended a meeting on the organization's rehabilitation plan for the rights of local children and adolescents, a meeting of activists and experts in the field of women and family in the administrative council of the province, and a meeting of political parties and organizations as part of her one day trip.

Translation of the Vice Presidency of the Women and Family Affairs Office


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