Seminar on prevention of harmful practices

A seminar was organized in Mendefera on 02 March with the objective of eradicating the harmful practices that have been physically and psychologically affecting children and women.

Mendefera, 03 March 2018- A seminar was organized in Mendefera on 02 March with the objective of eradicating the harmful practices that have been physically and psychologically affecting children and women.

At the seminar call was made for the integrated effort on the part of the National Union of Eritrean Women and the Ministries of Health and Labor and Human Welfare in eradicating harmful practices such as under age marriages and FGM.

Speaking at the event, Ms. Leul Gebreab, Minister of Labor and Human Welfare, indicated on the significance of working in collaboration of all stakeholders in the effort to eradicate harmful practices.

The head of the Family and Community Health at the Ministry of Health, Dr. Berhana Haile also called for integrated effort to eradicate the harmful practices that are negatively affecting the health of children and women.

Mr. Efrem Gebrekrstos, Governor of the Southern region, on his part expressed readiness to coordinate all the sub-zones in the effort to eradicate the harmful practices.