DFWAC an international role model in protecting women and children, says Chairwoman of Namibia’s National Council

DUBAI, 19th December, 2016 (WAM) — Margaret Mensah-Williams, Chairwoman of the National Council of Namibia, has praised the efforts of the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children, DFWAC, saying that it is an international role model in the field of protection and care of victims of violence and human trafficking of women and children.

The Namibian official made the comments during her recent visit to DFWAC, where she discussed with Afra Al Basti, Director-General of the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children, and a member of the UAE’s Federal National Council, ways of cooperation and partnership in the fight against violence and discrimination against women and human trafficking.

Mensah-Williams added that many of the concerned entities in the world can benefit from the expertise of the DFWAC, noting that she has visited many other shelters and foundations working in this area, but what DFWAC is doing to change people’s lives for the better is exceptional, whether for children or adults.

She said, “When you enter the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children, you can feel the love and you see everybody’s eyes filled with love. Everyone here has a passion about the work they do, people who resort to DFWAC feel they are part of it and part of the UAE regardless of their nationality or religion, this foundation honours people.”

Ms. Mensah-Williams explained that the visit came at a time where Namibia is suffering from domestic violence and violence against women and human trafficking, because of the geographic borders it has with many countries, and will seek through this visit to take advantage of the expertise and experience of the foundation in this area and build a real partnership with them to serve the cause.

Afra Al Basti expressed her happiness in receiving Ms. Mensah-Williams at DFWAC, praising the efforts of the President of the Namibian National Council in supporting the cause for women and children and the fight against human trafficking. Al Basti also emphasised the importance of the visit in shedding more light and attract attention to these issues at the local and global level.