16-day of activism on GBV observed

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: A Seminar was organized by the blue veins with the collaboration with national Commission for Human Rights here in a local hotel in Peshawar.

The purpose of seminar is to highlight the GBV that the GBV is the most persuasive yet least recognized human rights violation in the world and in Pakistan it is a prevalent problem occurring in all social setups creating havoc from women within the country.

In light of which, united nation observes 16 days of activism against gender based violence under the overarching theme leave no one behind and violence against women and girls” starting from 25th November until December 10 2017 to discuss the matters regarding a constant rise in gender based violence.

Meanwhile, Rizwan ullah shah coordinator NCHR-KP, Maryam Bibi from the Kwando Kor organization, Mulana Muhammad Tayab Khateeb masjid Muhabat khan, Farzana Ali AJJ news and other peoples from civil society, media persons and government officials were also present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion blue veins program coordinator Qamar Naseem said that the 16 days of activism is a crucial time for people to reflect on the theme and identify ways we can take to establish peace wherever we are in the society.

Qamar Naseem said that it is also imperative for ensuring that men work alongside and in support of women and their leadership while people need to take the time to address the issue of violence in our home and society.

Qamar Naseem added that pro- women law exist but owing to some lacunae in the laws it is left unimplemented saying that he added that provincial government should introduce laws against early child marriage.

On the occasion Maryam Bibi the Chairperson of Kwando Kor stressed that all families should come to gather and mitigate such issue in their homes and find peace which will enable to our nation in to prosperity.

She further added 16 days are used each year to reinforce that eliminating all forms of violence against women is a human rights issue and that the act of perpetrating violence against women is a human rights.