Awaz Foundation, Ujala Network demand more budget allocation for mass sensitization on curtailing Gender Based Violence.
A daylong session on value clarification of myths regarding sexual and gender based violence issues was organized for Media Personnel from Islamabad, Rawalpindi, AJK and Gilgit Baltistan by AwazCDS-Pakistan here .
The discussion revolved around the need of “Responsible and impartial” reporting while capturing issues of physical and sexual violence.
It was discussed that the rampant situation of abuse is predominant regardless of age, gender, marital status etc.
The participants and organizer also demanded of the government to do strong and strict legislation to encounter “Rape Culture” and “Vitim Blaming”.
In his inaugural speech to the participants, Zia ur Rehman- Founder and Chief Executive AwazCDS-Pakistan said, “we have been raising voice against sexual violence against women and children since long.
We are an independent non-governmental organization; follow rights based approach to raise voices for creating rightful spaces and choices of life for all particularly marginalized segments including women, children and young people since 1995.
As per our learning, the sexual and gender based violence is increasing due to patriarchal and misogynistic mindset”.
Further to his discussions, he emphasized for improvement and strict compliance of laws and policies addressing sexual and gender based violence.