President of Malta visits Dubai Foundation for Women and Children

DUBAI, 3rd October, 2018 (WAM) — The Dubai Foundation for Women and Children received the President of Malta, Marie-Louise Colliero Perica, on a visit to learn about the efforts of providing care and protection for women and children in the UAE and the role of civil society organisations in this field.

Afra Al Basti, Director-General of the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children received President Perica and her accompanying delegation, who toured the Foundation’s facilities and care and rehabilitation services offered to victims of violence and human trafficking.

The President of Malta discussed with Afra Al Basti a number of humanitarian and social issues of common interest, including human trafficking, violence against women and children, and the international efforts in this field.

President Louise praised the efforts of the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children, and its services offered to the victims of violence and human trafficking, and the efforts of the UAE in general, stressing on the importance of supporting initiatives to provide care for children and empower women around the world to build safe and stable societies and a better future for current and the next generations.

Al Basti said that the Foundation is honoured by the visit of the Maltese President, and highly appreciates her interest in community issues, especially in providing protection and care for women and children, as well as her prominent role in promoting efforts at the international level in this area.

President Louis’s visit to the Foundation included a tour to the Children’s Villa, care and rehabilitation building, as well as the 800111 helpline call centre, vocational rehabilitation workshops and DFWAC’s main hostel, where she praised the quality of services provided by the Foundation.

The President of Malta was accompanied during the visit, by a high-level delegation, including a number of ministers and senior officials. the visit was also attended by Ahmed Mohammed Al-Jarwan, member of the Federal National Council, President of the World Council for Tolerance and Peace, Shaikha Al Mansouri, Deputy Director-General of the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children, and a number of the Foundation’s leaders.

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