Need to Empower Women for Equal Treatment Urged

The need to empower women for equitable treatment is emphasised.

Syed Kamal Hussain Shah

HARIPUR: Shehzadi Naushad Gillani, DSP Haripur has said that it is inevitable to empower women by providing opportunities for equal representation in all areas of life.

She was addressing an event “Promotion of Women Rights with reference to Pro-Women Laws and Policies” under the theme “Unite! Activism to End Violence against Women & Girls in Pakistan” in district Haripur organized by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Commission on the Status of Women (KPCSW), in collaboration with nominated DCSW Haripur. The event was organized in observance of 16 Days of Activism to end gender-based violence. The event was attended by Women from different walks of life, like Government officials, Police department, civil society organization and academia.

Shehzadi Naushad Gillani, the Deputy Superintendent of Police/ in charge Traffic Police participated as a Chief Guest in the event. In her speech she said, that along with the elimination of violence against women, it is inevitable to empower them by providing opportunities for equal representation in all areas of life. She said that the purpose of celebrating this day is to remind every member of the society that we all have to work together to end violence against women, protect their rights and empower them.

The Chairperson of the nominated DCSW, Sajida Hasrat Khan welcomed all participants and explained the women’s rights and the legal frame work with in the province.

Alia Basir, program officer, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Commission on the Status of Women, explained the importance of the sixteen-day activism campaign and said that this campaign will be held all over the world every year from November 25th to December 10th, with the aim of reaffirming our commitment to work together to end violence against women. She also explained the Role of KPCSW and future plan of action with regard to women empowerment in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Shahida Parveen, advocate and member of DCSW, spoke on the legal rights of women and remedies available to them in case of violation.

Fouzia Taj, Commandant of Jail Staff Training Academy, highlighted the prevailing discriminatory practices against women in the society.

Malaka Hijab gave a detailed briefing about the services provided by Darul Aman to women victims of gender-based violence.

Aimal Rasheed, Admin officer KPCSW said that the Government is committed to empower girls and women through education. Every girl in our society must have to be educated because education is the most influential and vital weapon that can be used to solve the difficulties of human lives.

Abdul Qadir, IT officer KPCSW discussed in the detail the reporting mechanism for the GBV survivors.

Ayesha Batool, the College Principal spoke about the violation of women’s rights at workplaces and the importance of inquiry committees. At the end, the shields and certificates were distributed among the guests and the participants.