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16 days of Activism Campaign

By on 26 January 2018

All Pakistan Women Association (APWA) , joined the international community for the global campaign, 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence from  November 25 (International End Violence against Women Day) till December 10 (International Human Rights Day),

Continuing the efforts for the advocacy of women rights, we launched a campaign under the overarching theme “Zero Tolerance – End Violence against women and girls ” reflecting the core principle of the transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Our WORK TO PREVENT GBV, in more than 42 Districts of Paksitan. In the past APWA supports interventions to combat gender-based violence includes confidential medical care, counseling, legal assistance and community-based action and awareness programs.

In collaboration with a number of civil society organizations, the association initiated a number of events to create awareness about violence against women. The activities include theatre performances, videos and speeches by survivors of violence, training and provision of legal aid, support for survivors of violence, distribution of pro-women laws booklets.

A social media campaign “agents of social change” involving men and children was the important intervention.

The campaign used the orange colour designated by the UNiTE campaign to symbolize a brighter future without violence.

The #MeToo, which was among the top trends on Twitter these days, also saw widespread outrage on different platforms during the campaign.

It is too early to assess whether the online movement would yield a permanent solution to the grave issue, women have embraced. Me Too is a ‘monumental’ slap on their assaulters. Too Late, Too annoyed, Too harassed over to #MeToo.

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