LAHORE: All Pakistan Trade Union Federation Working Women Organisation (APTUF) launched a 16-day campaign on “Activism against Gender Violence” from November 25 to December 10.
The 16-day of Activism against Gender Violence from November 25 (International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women) through December 10 (International Human Rights Day) is a worldwide campaign that provides an opportunity to take a stand against gender-based violence and to mobilise women’s human rights.
This year’s theme is “From Peace in home to Peace in the World: Let’s challenge militarism and End Violence against Women”. The campaign honours women’s human rights defenders who have faced intimidation and violence for their activism.
The main purpose of the campaign is to aware and educate the people, trade unions, professional organisations, youth, journalists and lawyers to understand how this curse is badly affecting woman’s life and pushing her back in stone age. During the campaign, APTUF will draw public attention to the sensitivity of the issue and motivate people to raise their voice against this crime.
Source: The News