Posts Tagged ‘women and child rights’
The amendment on HURT in the Pakistani Penal Code has been passed in the national assembly and must now get passed through the upper chamber: one step ahead, a great achievement as now, acid throwing will be criminalised but, that is not enough. A more comprehensive law is needed to eradicate acid violence!
ASF and the civil society along with NCSW is now focusing on promoting Acid and Burn Crime Act 2011 and get it passed at provincial level.
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15th October is the UN Rural Women Day, and has now been also declared a national day in Pakistan: PODA organised the event with UNIFEM, Aurat Foundation and Sungi and Ministry of Women Development and invited other organisations to participate in the conference. You can get the report of the event if you contact ASF.
The main focus for ASF was to lead an advocacy panel in which issues such as sexual harassment, domestic violence, child protection and criminal burns would be discussed and addressed so that relevant legal framework would be established and implemented in Pakistan. Aurat Foundation, Bedari, Rozan, Acting For Life also participated in the panel. Theater plays, musical events were also organised, a nice but powerful way to remind the civil society, the communities and the stakeholders that rural women, all over the world, are too often deprived of their basic rights…
ASF did not forget : 90 % of the women victims belong to rural areas…