Tue, Oct

CEO Vows to Resolve Challenges Facing Female Journalists


dr.abdullahAddressing a gathering of female Afghan journalists in Kabul on Sunday, Afghanistan's Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah criticized the ongoing discriminatory approach facing them in the country, and pledged firm support to resolve the issues.

Security threats, negative cultures and discrimination are among the main problems currently facing female journalists.

"We can not work for radio as other journalists work in the center, we prepare our programs at home and send it to the station," Maryam, an Afghan female journalist from Logar province said.

It is not only the reporters in Logar who deal with such challenges, as apparently problems are much higher in remote regions of the country.

"Because of the domination of annoying cultures, people deal with us from a different perspective, they always mock us," another female journalist from Daikundi, Rahima said.

"Government is aware of the problems facing female journalists," Abdullah told the gathering of female journalists, adding that "you (female journalists) raised the voice of pride and honor of the people of Afghanistan, we will do whatever we can to support you."