UHE initiates16-days Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
(Friday, December 2, 2022): There are numerous barriers in the prevention of and response to gender-based violence in Pakistan and this situation is exacerbated in emergencies, where Gender Based Violence is known to increase due to the breakdown of social structures and protective mechanisms, the weakening of norms regulating social behavior and traditional social systems, the Vice-Chancellor University of Home Economics Lahore Prof. Dr. Kanwal Ameen stated in the launching ceremony of 16-days activism against Gender-Based Violence.
With the collaboration of WISE, UHE launched a campaign under the title of “Let’s Unite to Stop Gender-Based Violence”, and this campaign was joined by more than 300 students of UHE. Rizwana Urooj Bhatti, Additional Secretary Women Development Department, Nabila Hakim, Ombudsperson Punjab, Rafia Kamal, Chairperson Punjab Women Protection Authority, Bushra Khaliq, Executive Director Wise and in charge Women Development Centre Dr. Iram Rubab attended the launching campaign.
Nabila Hakim was of the view that the provincial Ombudsperson office is taking serious action against registered complaints of the women. She said violence against women is one of the most prevalent human rights violations across the globe. It is a life-threatening health and protection issue.