‘Violence deprives women of their humanity’

Laila Azzeh; 1/4/10

HRH Princess Basma, the honorary president of the Arab Women Media Centre (AWMC), on Wednesday stressed that women have value as human beings equal to that of men, and violence against women deprives them of this value. During a ceremony marking Arab Media Women’s Day, Princess Basma underlined that everyone has the right to enjoy mental and spiritual as well as physical health, noting that a woman’s mental health helps create appropriate living conditions to enhance the well-being of her family. Underscoring that violence against women is widespread all over the world, she noted that psychological violence, though it remains difficult to address, is an act of humiliation and degradation that impacts not only women but entire families.

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