Gender injustice and violence against women will have to be controlled and Sindh government will take every step to ensure that both the issues are addressed accordingly and at the earliest.
This was stated in an official handout issued on Sunday by Nadira Panjwani, Sindh Women Development Department (SWDD) and Population Welfare Minister. Panjwani said that SWDD would play the role of catalyst in developing linkages with credible Non-Governmental Organisations and Civil Society to ensure that no violence and injustice is committed against women. She further said that preventing the violence against women required commitment and cooperation of the entire society.
Earlier, the delegation of Gender Justice and Protection Project of UNDP led by Siddiq Ahmed Khan, National Project Manager informed the minister about the project and said that the goal of ‘gender justice’ and of ‘protection project’ as it was known was to bring sustainable reduction in violence against women in accordance with the government’s policy and commitments while the objective was to create and support mechanism for sustainable reduction of violence against women in Pakistan.
They further stated that the objectives will be met through advocacy and awareness, capacity building, research and support to victims.
Source: The News