Islamabad, 29 August 2023 (TDI): National Conference of Service Providers was successfully held by the Legal Aid & Justice Authority and UN Women Pakistan, to enhance the implementation of Gender-Based Violence laws.

The goal of the conference is to develop survivors’ care standards and to enhance the implementation of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) laws throughout Pakistan.

In his presentation to the audience, Director General of National Police Ehsan Sadiq stated that this Conference represents a significant step forward in thoroughly tackling GBV.

He also stated that diverse sectors creates a strong network capable of constructing a better coordinated response to Gender-Based Violence.

Ayesha Raza Farooq, Chairperson of the Special Committee on Anti-Rape Law, emphasized the conference’s revolutionary potential.

She stated that our commitment to improve Gender-Based Violence legislation is intrinsically related to developing procedures for assisting survivors.

She further stated that this historic meeting is a huge step forward in improving the services and response for survivors of Gender-Based Violence in Pakistan.

Sharmeela Rassool, UN Women Country Representative, emphasized the initiative’s national relevance.

She stated that eliminating gender-based violence necessitates a concerted national effort in which every individual becomes a voice against silence.

Nilofar Bakhtiar, Chairperson of the National Commission on the Status of Women also attend the conference.

Nilofar praised UN Women Pakistan for making strides towards the successful implementation of the legislation on women’s rights.

In addition, Supreme Court Justice Ayesha Malik stated that to improve our society, we must care for our most vulnerable citizens.

Furthermore, she stated that our united efforts serve as a light of hope, guiding us towards a safer, more prosperous future.

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At the end, she remarked that this conference provided a unique venue for important academics and policymakers from a variety of areas to assemble and interact.

The National Conference of Service Providers has illuminated a pathway to advancement, wherein survivors are imbued with empowerment, laws are strengthened, and justice prevails. Our combined endeavors serve as the guiding light of hope, leading us towards a future that is safer and characterized by greater equity, she added.