Karachi, 14 December 2021 (TDI): The High Commission of Canada to Pakistan with the help of Oxfam, an independent charitable organization, organized a conference to support women and the victims of Gender-Based Violence in Sindh. This Conference took place today at the Karachi Marriott Hotel.

The Conference was attended by Parliamentarians, the public officials, police officers, and the members of Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi and the Sindh Commission on the State of Women. The goal of this conference was to educate and support the survivors of Gender-Based Violence.

Oxfam is working in collaboration with the Sindh Commission on the State of Women and the Idara-e-Taleem-o-Agahi to create a safe space for women where they can easily access resources that would protect them from violence.

At the conference, the organizers launched a ‘Resource Directory’ that provides information to the survivors of Gender-Based Violence. The Resource directory holds information about the protection services in six different districts of Sindh.

This directory is translated into three languages, Urdu, Sindhi, and English. These protection services are easily accessible and provide quick action support.

Another important document presented at the conference was the Report on ‘Gap Analysis’. This report has helped the organizers in identifying and addressing the gaps that will guarantee quick response, protection for the victims, and rehabilitation support to the victims and survivors of Gender-Based Violence.

The two information products were developed by the Legal Aid Society in Pakistan. The data collected for this research is verified and ensures maximum validity.

The session ended with the Contributors giving hope and support to the victims of Gender-Based Violence. While the attendees such as the Parliamentarians and Public Officials encouraged the idea and committed to spreading this information to maximum platforms. With the ongoing increase in violence against women, this initiative promotes awareness in society.

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