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NHRC chairman reaffirms govt’s commitment to ensure women’s dignity
Nov 25, 2015
Posted by Fawad Maqsood
ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Justice Ali Nawaz Chohan Tuesday reaffirmed government's commitment for ensuring dignity and justice for women.
Women's protection and empowerment, he said, was key priority of the government at all levels.
He was addressing a seminar organized by White Ribbon Campaign and National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW).
The event was marked in connection with White Ribbon Day for Elimination of Violence against Women, and to launch a nationwide 16-day activism campaign.
Chief Exective White Ribon Omer Aftab said this year campaign was focussing on highlighting achievements of women and men's role in ending violence against women.
"The campaign aims at creating widespread awareness and would also urge law makers to strengthen pro-women legislation and take immediate steps for its implementation," he added.
"Sixteen Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls," he said.
The objective of the campaign by White Ribbon and NCSW is to raise awareness on women's rights, strengthen support mechanism for victims of violence and advocate pro-women legislation, he further added.
The campaign runs every year from November 25 , the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to December 10, Human Rights Day.
Australian High Commissioner Margaret Adamson, Hadiqa Iftikhar, Noorena Shams, Sana Mehmood, Swedish Ambassador Tomas Rosander and President Bonded Labour Liberation Federation Ghulam Fatima also shared their views at the event.
The event was attended by social activists, legislators, diplomats and representatives of media and civil society were present.