Islamabad: In a statement on the occasion of International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women, Syeda Fiza Batool Gilani, Honorary Goodwill Ambassador for Women Empowerment has said that passage of ‘The Prevention of Anti-Women Practices Bill 2008” by the National Assembly was a landmark development as it would put an end to immoral and un-Islamic customs.
She said that the government was also proactively engaged with the women organizations, NGOs and human rights groups to consolidate measures for welfare of women.
Fiza Gilani said that the society needed to be sensitized to respect and promote women rights. “Media, civil society organizations and women rights groups must take the lead and establish collaboration with the government to improve the wellbeing of the womenfolk. On the International Day for Elimination of Violence, let us vow to double our efforts for women empowerment in the country,” she said.
She said that the empowerment of women was a long drawn out journey which required consistency, resolute will power and commitment on the part of women to attain the cherished goal. The government of Pakistan, she said, was determined to work for women empowerment through legislative and political reforms.
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