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Institutional support to Government for women’s rights start at Muzaffargarh, Muzaffargarh


Institutional support to Government for women’s rights start at Muzaffargarh

Launching ceremony of the ‘Institutional support to Government of Pakistan for promoting human and women’s rights project’ was organized in district Muzaffargarh, on 5  October 2016, attended by women, men, youth, district administration representatives, provincial assembly members, police department, academia, HRCP, and civil society organizations.

The launching ceremony was part of dynamic partnership of Aurat Foundation and Oxfam who are working together for eliminating Gender Based Violence in Pakistan. It was aimed raising awareness of social capital of district Muzaffargarh on Gender Based Violence and mobilizing women, men, youth, CSOs, district administration and bar association to jointly work for eliminating Gender Based Violence in the district. 

Ms. Komal Zahra, Secretory Resource Center, in her welcome address shared that Aurat Foundation and OXFAM has initiated this project for raising awareness among men, women and youth to work together for eliminating Gender Based Violence in district Muzaffargarh. Mr. Anjum Rafique, Regional Program Coordinator, gave an orientation of the project. He said that the project has also been started in districts Rawalpindi and Kasur. 

Ms. Mumtaz Mughal, Resident Director Aurat Foundation, was invited to share the list of laws that provincial assembly Punjab has passed in recent years. Everybody has the right to get education, basic health facilities and justice, she  said. 

Mr. Hammad Nawaz Khan, MPA – PKMLN, said that it is a good initiative and need of the area. Domestic violence has become a custom in our society and women are treated in-humanly. While no civil society allows this kind of criminal behavior, he said. He assured his full cooperation for the cause. Issues of women were manifested through women songs, theatre, poetry, and speeches. In the end Ms. Huma Nawab, Secretary Women Leaders Group, thanked all the participants for attending this ceremony.