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MOU SIGNED BETWEEN NCSW AND WHITE RIBBON CAMPAIGN

Nov 27, 2014

Salim Ahmed

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - Lahore

White Ribbon Campaign Pakistan and National Commission on Status of Women (NCSW) have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly work for advocacy and awareness of pro-women laws. The agreement was signed during an event on White Ribbon Day for Elimination of Violence against Women in which social activists, legislators, diplomats and representatives of media and civil society were present. Chairperson Khawar Mumtaz signed the MoU on behalf of NCSW while White Ribbon Campaign was represented by its Chief Executive Omer Aftab. 

Head Acid Survivor Foundation Valerie Khan, EU Ambassador Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, Australian High Commissioner Peter Heyward, MNA Shaista Pervaiz Malik, famous poet Kishwar Naheed were among many others present on the occasion. White Ribbon and NSCW have agreed to form a ‘Strategic Alliance’ to develop and execute programs and initiatives.

Chairperson NSCW stated: NCSW strives to fulfill the promise of a life of dignity and justice to women of Pakistan. She mentioned that Commissions mandate is to address the issues that affect the lives of women adversely by reviewing and analyzing the laws and policies and consequently formulating recommendations through dialogue and research to enable them to hold a position of equity.

Chief Executive White Ribbon Omer Aftab mentioned that White Ribbon and NSCW have jointly started a campaign on legal literacy of women, saying that government has introduced several good pro-women laws but women are not aware of them. White Ribbon Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women is marked internationally on November 25th to show support and solidarity with women suffering different kinds of violence in their lives.

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