Dubai Foundation for Women and Children receives Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly delegation

DUBAI, 7th February, 2023 (WAM) -- The Dubai Foundation for Women and Children (DFWAC) has received a high-level delegation from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM). The delegation’s visit aimed to learn about the foundation’s services offered to women and children, who fell victim to domestic violence.

Sheikha Saeed Al Mansouri, Acting Director-General of the Foundation, received the delegation, including Joana Lima, President of the PAM Women Parliamentary Forum; Maryam Majid bin Thaniya, Member of the Federal National Council and Vice President of the PAM Women Parliamentary Forum; Fatima Zahraa Abdi, Second Vice President of PAM Women Parliamentary Forum; and Celine Cervi, Parliamentary Secretary.

The visiting delegation was briefed on the services offered by the Foundation, including its campaigns, initiatives, and educational programmes. They were also informed about the rehabilitation plans for victims. Additionally, the delegation was given a tour of the Foundation's facilities.

The Acting Director-General of the Foundation praised the visit of the delegation, highlighting that it is part of a series of visits from international delegations to the foundation, aimed at reviewing its experience and services, exchanging information and expertise, and sharing successful experiences and programmes.

“Since its establishment in 2007, the Foundation has gained a reputation as one of the leading organisations in the field of combating domestic violence, protecting children and addressing human trafficking crimes,” she added.

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean is an international organisation, bringing together 34 member parliaments from the Euro-Mediterranean and Gulf regions.

The main goal of PAM is to promote political, economic and social cooperation among its member states in order to address common challenges facing the Euro-Mediterranean region and the Gulf states, and also to establish an environment of peace, prosperity and a quality of life for the peoples in the region.