Students highlight gender-based violence through art work

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The students of the Fine Arts Department of the University of Peshawar displayed on Monday thought-provoking portraits to give own views and thoughts about the gender-based violence (GBV).

They were provided the opportunity to exhibit their skills at a special function arranged by a non-governmental organisation, Noor Education Trust (NET) that works for the vulnerable sections of the society, including women and children.

The function was organised in connection with the International Women’s Day that is celebrated every year to put under focus the women rights. This year theme is “Equality of women is progress for all”.

The students of Fine Arts, Sociology, Social Work and Gender Studies Department turned up at the event in good number.Member Provincial Assembly from the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e Insaf, Ayesha Naeem, was the chief guest. Prof Nasra Nasreen of the Sociology Department presided over the programme.

The NET staff members shared with the participants the “Digital Stories” of the gender-based violence survivors put up at the “Mera Ghar” or the shelter home run by the NET, understanding of the Information Education and Communication materials on GBV and the related laws. The students of Fine Arts Department drew and displayed portraits.Certificates and prizes were distributed among students of Fine Arts Department in acknowledgment of their work.

Source: The News.