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Chairperson NCSW Ms. Khawar Muntaz chairing Women Human Rights Defenders Congress on 30th December 2016 at Islamabad

Nov 30, 2016

‘Women rights activists are the actual agents of change’

Women rights activists from across the country participated in a one-day Women Human Rights Defenders Congress on Tuesday 30th December 2016, which was hosted by the Potohar Organisation for Development Advocacy (Poda) in collaboration with the European Union Delegation to Pakistan and UN-Women.

The event was chaired by National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) Chairperson Khawar Mumtaz who urged civil society organisations to act in a timely manner for the protection of women human rights defenders.

“Women human rights defenders in Pakistan are the actual agents of change and can help uplift human rights standards in Pakistan.

“They need to network and share resources among each other in order to increase their impact,” she said.

http://www.dawn.com/news/1299555/women-rights-activists-are-the-actual-agents-of-change

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