HYDERABAD: Speakers at the concluding session of a three-day workshop held here on Friday emphasised that information and communication technology (ICT) could play a vital role in preventing and eliminating gender-based violence from society.
They highlighted the role and use of ICT in curbing such violence and said that ICT could help disseminate information on gender-based violence and increase levels of awareness.
The workshop was organised by the Sindh Community Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, in collaboration with the United Nations Trust Fund. Twenty-five youths from Dadu, Sukkur, Sanghar and Mirpurkhas districts participated in the programme.
Activists of civil society organisations Punhal Sario, Shahnaz Sheedi, Javed Hussain and Rehana Ali said that youths were vulnerable to early marriage. There was, therefore, need to develop peer-to-peer education and spread awareness with the help of ICT, they added. They said that women needed education to understand the role of ICT in preventing violence against them.