Seminar held on domestic violence

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Department of Women Development Shaheed Benazirabad here on Thursday organ-ized an awareness seminar at Darul Amaan on domestic violence on the basis of gender and underage mar-riages.

The seminar was part of 16-day aware-ness campaign to inform women folk about their social imbalance. Addressing the seminar, Deputy Director Women Development Naseem Hassan Mastoi said that the role of women in the society was equally important with man as both were like two wheels of a vehicle. She said that the society was incomplete without women.

The seminar was also addressed by eminent women right activists Humaira Mir, Shahnaz Lakho, Dr Ameena Brohi, Qamar Dhamrah, Lala Rukh Baloch, Zaibun Nisa, Advocate Fauzia, Farhana, Station House Officer Maryam, Humaira Khan and others.

They said that religiously and constitutionally, women were euqual citizens of the country and they have legal rights and freedom. They said that during recent times, the incidents of violence against women and their underage or forced marriages were the sad acts, which could be prevented through edu-cating their girls.

The speakers said that acquiring education was an effective weapon against all ills of the society.