Doha (Gulf Times, Penninsula): 26/11/2007: On the international day of Combating Violence against Women, Gulf Times and the Peninsular published reports on the symposium held by the Supreme Council for Family Affairs at the Millennium Hotel to mark the occasion.
The Symposium was addressed by Kaltham al-Ghanem of the Social Department at Qatar University who conducted a survey described as being the first of its kind on violence in Qatar.
In his presentation, the Supreme Council of Family Affair (SCFA) secretary general Abdulla bin Nasser al-Khalifa said that the council is considering an initiative for suggestions on policy or legislation that can contribute to the family and maintain its rights and dignity.
Speaking to Gulf Times, SCFA Women’s Department Noor A al-Malki said the council has been involved in the study of violence against women and children since its establishment.
“We’ve been directed by HH Sheikha Mozah Nasser al-Misnad to look into this subject by establishing an organisation for the protection of women and children,” she said.
A roundtable will discuss the need for a special law for the protection against family violence today, al-Malki added.