LAHORE:Women activists from four districts of province presented a charter of demands at a
two-day event organised by Shirkat Gah Women Resource Centre and Simorgh Women
Resource and Publication Centre here at a local hotel on Thursday.
Women activists demanded political representation of women and the restoration of their rights
at all levels. They also called for immediate local government elections, funds allocation for
women in local govt, party tickets for winnable seats in general elections and reduction of taxes
in electricity bills.
They also demanded to provide suitable jobs to women, homes free from domestic violence,
steps to check drug abuse, give awareness to children about drugs in school, rehabilitation
centres in tehsils, BISP stipend to unmarried girls apart from widows, disabled persons and
transgender and protection to family of journalists if they are killed or injured.
They further demanded that provincial governments specify budgets for parks and gyms for
females to encourage women in sports. The Transgender should be given free education, health
facilities and jobs. To provide better health facilities to transgender, separate wards should be
made in district hospitals and doctors should be appointed for them, they added. Family planning
awareness and safety measures should be provided by lady health workers and these facilities
should be provided at home for free or at low cost so that every family can avail them, they
Source: The News