Women Committees from both Houses of Parliament visit NCFA

With a view to get a closer look at the work of the NCFA, the Senate and the House of Representatives' Committees on Women and Family Affairs paid a visit to its offices and were briefed by the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees Raja'i Al-Muasher on the work of the Council which is based on a partnership approach with all its partners in their attempt to determine and examine family-related needs and issues.
During the visit, Al-Muasher stressed that NCFA works to enable the Jordanian family to attain stability, noting that part of NCFA's goals are to formulate policies and development plans for the family and support civil society organizations in the enhancement of the family's security and quality of life.
NCFA Secretary-General Fadel Al-Hmoud gave an overview of NCFA's work and its programs which aim to improve the families' standard of living through the formulation of legislation pertaining to family protection against violence, counseling services, follow-up on elderly and early childhood issues and the preparation of periodic reports on the status of the Jordanian family.
Al-Hmoud noted that in realization of HM Queen Rania Al-Abdullah's directives, NCFA adopts a participatory approach partnering with national government institutions, the private sector and international organizations in order to attain goals, network on all issues and support laws pertaining to the protection of family and child.
Head of the House of Representatives' Committee MP Reem Abu Dalbouh commended the work of NCFA in serving the Jordanian family following the Royal directives to improve the status of the Jordanian families through practical actions on the ground, noting that the Committee is in regular contact with NCFA and its work with regard to supporting families and its readiness to prepare draft laws and by-laws including the child protection law.
On her part, Head of the Senate's Committee, Senator Taghreed Hikmat also praised NCFA and the relevant stakeholders for building capacities to protect the family, for their way of handling family violence cases and for protecting children against the psychological impacts of violence.
She also stressed the importance of partnerships and the implementation of plans and strategies in accordance with standards in order to protect the family and enforce laws that were endorsed for this purpose.
Members of the two committees hailed the work carried out by NCFA in handling family issues and providing counseling and protection, particularly with respect to issues of women, children, and underage marriage, to safeguard the family against all kinds of violence.

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