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Kafa sit-in: Endorse the law to protect women from family violence: Our lives are more important than your seats || Newspapers (Arabic)


The National Coalition to protect Women From Family Violence and Kafa Violence and Exploitation launched a campaign yesterday during its sit-in entitled “Our lives are more important than your seats”.  The sit-in was organised to coincide with the meeting of the Parliamentary Commissions which were discussion to proposed law to protect women from family violence.
Kafa endorsed a letter addressed to the Speaker of the House by a survivor of family violence and which was published yesterday in the Akhbar newspaper of 30 January 2013.  The author demands from the Speaker of the House that he includes the issue of the law on the agenda of the next meeting of the parliamentary commission.  Kafa also asked the MP members who were boycotting the assembly but who had nevertheless come to discuss the electoral laws to ensure that they attend the parliamentary Commission’s meeting and discuss the law following the invitation of President Berry.
The Coalition also noted that a series of letter by women survivors of family violence will be addressed to the Parliamentary representatives in the different regions and indicated that the Coalition will be organizing a march on February 24th is their demands are not met.
The participants in the event held slogans such as “if you forget, people will not forget you”, “women’s lives are more important than your seats”, “now and not tomorrow – endorse the law to protect women from family violence”.
Source: Al-Safir, Al-Akhbar, Al-Nahar, Al-Mustaqbal 31 January 2013

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