Program regarding International Father Day held at Jacobabad

Saturday 17 June 2017 a week ago 28   Jacobabad   Print

Program regarding International Father Day held at Jacobabad

Report  Muhammad Moosa Chandio : JACOBABAD: Rutgers Pakistan and CDF Jacobabad celebrated the International Father Day with representatives from mainstream media here in a local hotel today. A session on the importance of gender transformative approach in ending gender-based violence was held in which the involvement of men and boys in ending gender based violence as fathers and to be fathers was discussed. Ms. Ghulam Zohra Khoso, Deputy Director Social Welfare Department, Ms. Khalida Soomro , Deputy Director Women Development Department , Mr. Raja Ali Sarki, President District Press Club, Mr. Abdul Hayee Soomro, Chairman District Jinnah Press Club, Mr. Intizar Abro, District Manager FM 98, Mr. Wali Muhammad, General Secretary Federal Union of Journalists Jacobabad chapter, participated in the Father day celebration. On the occasion Mr. Irshad Rana, a representative of Rutgers Pakistan shared the objectives of the celebration of the day and welcomed the guest. While talking about the significance of the adoption of the gender transformative approach in GBV prevention, Ms. Sima Gul from CDF stated that, among all social issues women rights issues particularly prevention and protection of women from gender-based violence have always remained the most integral part of discussion for mainstream media. History of almost all, social, legal, economic and political movements against GBV worldwide reveals that, men have always been perceived as the primary perpetrators of violence and have been kept at away from solution mechanisms. Talking on the occasion Ms. Habiba Salman said that Sindh is the most progressive province in the country in terms of legislation on social issues. It was the first to enact the child marriages restraint Act 2013, Similarly the enactment of the Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Bill 2013 was one of its kind that focused on preventing domestic violence on women, children and any vulnerable person. Raja Ali Ali Sarki, President District Press Club, appreciated the Gender Transformative Approach and recommended Rutgers and CDF to engage with government departments to institutionalize the approach in all human rights related laws. 02