Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO) organized a public event “State of Gender Based Violence Response Services in Sindh” under the Project “Policy Advocacy and Research to strengthen Implementation of pro women legislation and Gender Based Violence Response Services in Sindh. The event was organized in Karachi on 19th of April 2017” with the support of Australian Government and Trocaire.
The event was aimed to share the findings of situational analysis of Gender Based Violence Response Services available in Sindh for women survivors with representatives of key government departments and members of Provincial Steering Forum (PSF) including Women Development Department, Social Welfare Department, Health Department, Department of Planning and Development, Ministry of Human Rights and Police. The event was also organized to acquire feedback of all concerned departments who were amongst the participants of Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and participants of Key Informant Interviews (KIIs) thus their opinion could also be sought and verified on findings of analysis. Another underlying objective of the event was to take on board the relevant stakeholders and obtain their ownership of findings for their follow up action plans and future measures to improve the GBV response services in Sindh.
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.
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.