The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Social Welfare and Women Development Sitara Ayaz while speaking at a seminar informed that law for protection to women against acid burns would be tabled in the KP Assembly very soon. The seminar on “The Elimination of Violence against Women” (VAW) organised by University of Peshawar in collaboration with US consulate Peshawar and non-governmental organisation “Aware Girls” here at university campus on Wednesday.
The provincial minister the Department of Social Welfare and Women Development has planned to start an awareness drive at the education institutions for creation of aware about the relevant laws for protection of women rights in the province. She said laws on VAW and their protection of rights, are being fully enacted, but most of the people were not aware about them.
Ms Sitara urged the masses and members of civil society to play their role for implementing the laws promulgated by government for protection of women rights in the society. She said the social fabric of our society is such that most of the women confronted with harassment do not report their cases, which is the main for non-accomplishment of justice.