End to gender-based violence urged

CHITRAL, Dec 24: Speakers at a seminar here on Monday called for end to gender-based violence, saying many women in the district end their life after being subjected to hostility. NGO Legal Aid Programme for Human Rights organised the seminar to create awareness of gender-based violence among the office-bearers of Parent-Teacher Councils of local government schools. Among speakers were coordinator of Abdul Wali Khan University’s Chitral sub-campus Dr Inayatullah Faizi and LAPHR chairman Niaz Ali Shah. The two said schoolchildren could force their parents to act against gender-based violence, which had been forcing women to commit suicides in Chitral. Later, an action plan was made against gender-based violence on the basis of feedback given by participants, including the principals of government schools and representatives of civil society organisations.–Zahiruddin]]>

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