Islamabad, March 16: Diplomats, government representatives and rights campaigners have called for concerted efforts, awareness and institutional mechanism at federal, provincial and grass root levels for protection and promotion of human rights enshrined in the Constitution as well as international treaties rectified by Pakistan.
They made this plea at an event held here Thursday to celebrate the completion of provincial human rights policy strategies prepared by the Strengthening Participatory Organisation (SPO) in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Human Rights and the provincial departments and supported by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) of the British government.
Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO) launched a Provincial Steering Forum (PSF) under the Project “Policy Advocacy and Research to Strengthen the Implementation of Pro women Legislation and Gender Based Violence Response Services in Sindh” at Movenpick hotel Karachi on 07th of March 2017.
This launching ceremony of Provincial Steering Forum (PSF) was participated by the key provincial government departments, including Women Development Department (WDD), Social Welfare Department, Health Department, Planning and Development Department, Ministry of Human Rights and Police Department as key members of PSF. The forum also comprises on members of civil society and media (both electronic and print) to launch a rigorous campaign and constant movement for implementation of recently promulgated pro women laws in letter and spirit. Ms. Ranna Ansar who is secretary general of Women Parliamentary Caucus- Sindh Assembly and Chairperson Standing Committee of Women Development Sindh Assembly also participated in the launching ceremony to support the provincial level forums in future to strengthen gender based response services in Sindh.
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.