University of Peshawar in collaboration with Consulate General of the United States arranged one day seminar for the elimination of violence against women. Provincial Minister for Social Welfare and Women Development Ms. Sitara Ayaz was the chief guest of the day.
Laws have been enacted to stop violence against women but most of the people especially the youth of our country are unaware about it, said the minister while addressing the ceremony. She added his ministry is initiating awareness drive at the colleges and institutes of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for this purpose.
The minister urged the general public, civil society to help the government in implementing the laws and come up with their problems in order to set examples for the rest. 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.
The Minister termed corruption as a global evil, adding that many countries of the world have progressed well in its presence as well. She said the cases of women becoming victim of acid burns are on the rise in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the last seven months, which is a point of great concern.
Law for protection to women against acid burns would be tabled in coming session of the KP Assembly, She informed.
The Seminar was arranged to commemorate sixteen days of activism and for building wall of resistance to end violence against women. Other participants said that Islam gives full rights to women and there should be no discrimination on the basis of sex or religion. They said it is the states responsibility to provide basic human rights to its citizens and gave protection to the mother and child.