[News] Nationwide Ribbon Day Celebration was celebrated in Gilgit Press Club
December 4, 2009 Leave a comment
Gilgit (Ulfat Ara): Nationwide Ribbon Day Celebration was celebrated in Gilgit Press Club in collaboration with Civil Society UNAN, Himalayan Grassroots Women’s natural Resource management Association (HIMAQANTI and Aga Walidain Informed Parents, Rupani Foundation.
Mrs. Safida Ayub addressed on the International Day for the Eradication of violence against women. This day was globally celebrated as the White Ribbon Day in 50 District across Pakistan simultaneously through nationwide consortium, the “Friends of White Ribbon”. Banners with messages on ending violence against women were displayed and followed by a candlelit vigil outside Gilgit Press Club to show men’s pledge to end violence against women. NGOs, Media, Bar Councils, Police, Local Administration, Students and Teachers, Trade Unions and Market committees, and Boys Scouts participated in this event. This day is celebrating the White Ribbon Day in Pakistan since 2006.
Chief Guest Mr. Momin Jan Assistant Commissioner Gilgit stress the stakeholders, the violence against women can be reduced by Education, Forums, Seminar and Print & Electronic media can play main role in community awareness campaign on the issue of domestic violence.