All local newspapers and Petra News Agency reported on 20 December that the National Conference for the Prevention of Violence against Children and Women: “Reality and Challenges,” organized by the Jordan River Foundation, in cooperation with UNFPA and UNICEF in Jordan, was concluded yesterday.
The conference recommended the need to review all current legislation and policies to be compatible with the United Nations conventions. They also recommended identifying the role of the country in organizing awareness and media campaigns to strengthen knowledge and positive attitudes towards the prevention of all sorts of violence, and also its role in supporting and institutionalizing different programmes working on this issue.
The experts suggested that the United Nations in Jordan should work more on protecting vulnerable groups, specially people with disabilities.
The conference stressed the importance of the media in promoting positive images of family relationships, and the building of the capacities of journalists to cover all cases of violence as an important issue and a social disease and not as a news or headline.
It was also decided to hold the Second National Conference on 28 November 2012, which will be also in cooperation with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and UNICEF. Also, it was agreed that a scientific periodically meeting should take place for the professionals network. Read in Arabic: Al Rai, Ad Dustour, Ad Dustour, Al Arabalyawm, Al Ghad, Petra News Agency and Petra News Agency