Govt committed to protect women from violence

Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said that Government is committed to emancipate women and protect them from all kinds of exploitation and violence. He said this in his message on the International Day for elimination of violence against women being commemorated throughout the world on 25th November.
Speaker said that violence against women is a serious human rights abuse that needs to be eliminated through coordinated efforts. The violence against women- both physical and mental – happens everywhere and its consequences last for generations, thus, posing threats to social fabrics of societies around the globe.
He said that political forces are determined to make Pakistan a place where everyone has the same opportunities to participate in all walks of life with dignity and self-esteem. He said that the Parliament of Pakistan is fully aware of its responsibility to protect and guard the rights of women comprising more than half of the country’s population.
He said that present Government has taken various steps to bring them into main stream and ensure their suitable participation in Government jobs their quota has been raised from 5% to 15%. He said that centers for immediate response are being constructed across the country for women who are victims of domestic violence.—INP

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