Women empowerment: ‘Pakistan working for gender equality’

Physical violence has been described as the most shameful of all rights violations


APP March 21, 2016

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan is determined to work towards achieving the targets set for gender equality and empowerment of women by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi has said. In her opening remarks at a side event organised by the Pakistan Mission to the UN during the 60th session of the Commission for the Status of Women (CSW), she said that Pakistan believes that there was an urgent need to see how far we have come to fully achieving targets set by SDGs. “Physical violence has been described as the most shameful of all rights violations and one of the most intractable to eliminate fully”, she asserted. “And we agree”, she added. The panellists included Raheela Durani, speaker of the Balochistan Assembly and Aman Imam, secretary of the Women Development, Punjab.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 21st,  2016.

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