AAWAZ Programme launched 16 days activism campaign to raise awareness on women’s rights and generate demands for the legislation on child early and forced marriages and domestic violence via different interventions like Apno ki Yaad in 450 Union councils, Meri Hamjoliyan at Dar Ul aman and jails, Khawateen ki Siyasi Bethak/ seminars/ rallies and signature campaign in 45 districts.
SPO and AAWAZ consortium partners planned a public solidarity event titled “Apno Ki Yaad” to celebrate “International Human Rights Day” and rally on 10th December, 2014 (11.30 am – 02.00pm) in front of Press Club, Islamabad.
Joint visit by representatives of Aawaz Forum and District Government to Darul-Aman and Central Jail Mianwali
Gender-based violence is a universal reality existing in all societies regardless of economic status, class, culture or any other diversity. Many women had and still are experiencing this form of violence which has adversely affected their wellbeing as well as productivity in their homes, communities and places of work. One of the huge forms of gender-based violence is early child and forced marriages. The situation necessitate for a collective effort to build pressure on state for taking responsibility to address this critical issue. In this connection SPO Programme Specialist Shazia Bashir and Programme Officer MehmoodNasir accompaniedby Advisory committee social welfare member Mukhtyar Shaheen, Media consultant Mr. Asmatvisited Dar-ul-AmanMianwali. During this visitMr. Khizar Khan DO Social Welfare and Mrs. SaqibaSuperintendent Dar-ul-Amanwere also present.
To strengthen and support community organizations and public interest institutions of Pakistan for the benefit of poor and disadvantaged sections of society for sustainable development through a participatory approach.
A democratic, socially just and tolerant society guided by participatory principles, which realizes the full potential of its people and their aspirations for sustainable and self reliant development.