Prince Mar’ed Meets the National Team for Protecting Families from Violence
Amman, September, 29 (Petra) – on Wednesday, His Royal Highness Prince Mar’ed bin Raad, the Chairman of the Supreme Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, met the National Team for Protecting Families from Domestic Violence; intending to enhance cooperation and networking between the various national institutions. His Highness and the national team, which works under the umbrella of the National Council for Family Affairs, discussed several issues related to domestic violence issues, and the Council's role in detecting and preventing cases of violence against persons with disabilities.
His Highness Prince Mar’ed also stressed the importance of these visits to identify the aspects of the institutional work of the concerned authorities and work on sharing experiences and increasing the levels of coordination between them, while his Highness praised the role of the National Council for Family Affairs as a policy-making and planning entity for human rights and protection frameworks for the family in cooperation with the other relevant authorities.
His Highness considered the joining of efforts between official and civil institutions in order to achieve this end is out of a comprehensive national strategy aimed to protect the most important components of society, which is the family, the foundation of society, and the source of its development and prosperity. In turn, the Secretary-General of the National Council for Family Affairs, Dr. Muhammad Miqdadi, praised the prince’s invitation to the team members to visit the council.
Dr. Miqdadi indicated in his presentation, that the National Family Protection Team works following a national institutional approach to make policies and develop national plans and programs for family protection, which are based on the coordination between all official and civil national institutions, following up on the implementation process and evaluating its impact. Furthermore, he indicated that the role of the team is to supervise and follow up on the implementation of the national policies and directions of protecting the family, and the commitment of the national institutions to these policies and directions to be a reference in preparing their institutional plans in the field of family protection.
The presentation also addressed the team's most prominent missions in monitoring the commitment of institutions that provide protection services from violence in implementing and activating its decisions regarding policies, strategies, and legislation related to family protection, in addition to examining, identifying, and following up the implementation of the national priorities in the field of family protection.
The members of the team received a briefing by Dr. Muhannad Al-Azza, the Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in which he explained the nature of the work of the Council, its duties, and the tasks entrusted to it under the provisions of the Law on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in a way that intersects with the tasks of The National Team for Protecting Families from Violence, in addition to the Council’s future plans.
Al-Azza presented the model of the Supreme Council in the integrated protection of the rights of persons with disabilities, its cooperation with the national team and the other official and non-official institutions, and its role in enhancing the protection system for persons with disabilities, referring to some cases of violence that were detected and the mechanisms of dealing with these it, and the results of visit reports for several detainees persons with disabilities.
Members of The National Team for Protecting Families from Violence praised the crucial role played by the Supreme Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in reducing violence against these persons, and in taking the appropriate measures regarding such cases in order to achieve their best interest, in partnership with the other relevant authorities, appreciating the role of these authorities for their permanent cooperation by holding of such meetings that would embody the bonds of cooperation and exchange of ideas, experiences and expertise which always brings new and effective methods in reducing violence and creating a safe and appropriate environment for people with disabilities.
The National Team for Protecting Families from Violence also provides technical advice to the national projects of family protection which are supervised by the Council or the Council’s partners, in addition to providing supervision on the implementation of the document of the national framework for family protection and the procedures thereof, and the implementation of the strategic plan for family protection, as it includes representatives of concerned government and non-government institutions.