Project ‘Equitable Access to Education for Adolescent Girls, launched by SPO and supported by US AID in Turbat, Balochistan
The program commenced with the recitation of Holy Quran, and Project Coordinator, Mehrab Baloch, formally welcomed the participants on behalf of SPO, at the launching ceremony of project, Equitable Access to Education for Adolescent Girls in Balochistan.
Mehrab Baloch, Project Coordinator, briefly introduced SPO goal, vision, mission and its role, and contribution for the development and welfare of community specifically in Turbat region. He said SPO strengthens and supports the 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. He added SPO already successfully materialized and contributed in women educational sector through village education program in Balochistan.
Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO) organized its second regional dialogue in collaboration with Gender Equity Program (GEP) titled ‘Effective Implementation of Pro Women Laws and Women’s Access to Justice’ held at Mehran Hotel on Wednesday, 28th December 2016. The dialogue was attended by civil society activists, law makers, legal experts, journalists and members of Bar Association. The purpose of the dialogue was to deliberate upon the de facto and de jure challenges associated with recent women friendly legislations. The agenda was carried forward during mentioned sessions as of below:
- Significance of establishing Sindh Provincial Commission on the Status of Women
- Implementation mechanism for Domestic Violence (Prevention and protection) Act 2013; The prevention of Anti Women Customary Practices Act 2011; Child Marriages Restraint Act; Sexual Harassment at Workplace 2010
- Role of law enforcement agencies/ medico legal services in enhancing/hindering women’s access to justice.
- Legal Support mechanism for women litigants and referral system
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.
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.