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Discussion against gender-based violence

  • The US Embassy in Islamabad, in collaboration with the Islamabad Club, hosted a panel discussion with students and experts on ending violence against women as part of its commemoration of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence.  American Ambassador David Hale gave the closing remarks, in which he stated:

    “The 16 Days of Activism to End Violence against Women campaign offers an opportunity for action from everyone — men and women, boys and girls, government officials, and community leaders — to end violence against women and girls around the world.”

    Participants discussed the importance of gender equality and women’s empowerment in building resilient, democratic societies; supporting open and accountable governance; ending extreme poverty; and to furthering international peace and security.

    The event took place at the Islamabad Club, which hosts one of the US. Embassy’s 18 Lincoln Corners.  A Lincoln Corner is a resource centre and event space hosted in partnership with Pakistani institutions – in public libraries, universities, and cultural centres – that provides a platform for open dialogue between Pakistanis and Americans, promotes mutual understanding, and strengthens people-to-people ties through various programs.  The Lincoln Corners’ programs and resources attract students, academics, journalists, researchers and Pakistani youth.

    Source: The News

    Byline: Reporter

    December 6, 2016

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