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Minister Ashifa Riaz arranges all-female MPAs session on anti-harassment measures

Provincial Minister for Women Development Ashifa Riaz has presided a consultative meeting of women MPAs on prevention of violence, harassment and sexual abuse against women at her office.

The meeting was specially attended by Provincial Minister for Health Dr. Yasmeen Rashid, Parliamentary Women Development Secretary Sania Kamran, Chairperson Gender Main Streaming Committee Punjab Assembly Uzma Kardar, Chairperson Women Protection Authority Fatima Chadhar, Chairperson Women Task Force, and concerned stakeholders.

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All-female MPAs participants strongly condemned all forms of violence against women and demanded immediate punishment for the perpetrators. Suggestions for smart coats, speedy justice and speedy punishment were considered. Suggestions for young girls’ educational, cognitive and health activities, including judo and cadet courses, were also under discussion. Discussions were also held on the One Window Joint Action Plan of all concerned stakeholders.

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Provincial Minister Ashifa Riaz in her address said that all stakeholders should play their due role in overcoming violence against women. She further said that the concerned departments should ensure immediate implementation of existing laws for the elimination of sexual violence against women and gender discrimination.

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