Executive Director Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER) Karamat Ali on Thursday said that implementation of existing laws about women should be ensured rather than introducing new ones.
“Most women in interior Sindh are facing domestic violence,” he said while speaking at a seminar on ‘Role of youth in diminution of gender-based injustice’, organised by Foundation for Research and Human Development (FRHD) at Sindh Scout Headquarters.
He said there was a dire need of coping with the issues of domestic violence and gender inequality against women. Ali gave example from his own life and said that he was born after his three sisters. “My family celebrated my birth and supported me throughout my education, while my sisters were not given those educational facilities, despite the fact that they are more intelligent.”
Ex-judge Sindh High Court and Director Karachi Centre for Dispute Resolution (KCDR) Dr Zafar Sherwani said that our society, including civil society members and writers, had failed to provide security to women because they just write about women issues, but there was the need for practical work to provide security to women.
He said Pakistan had signed international convention and under the agreement, the country was bound to work for human rights. He appreciated media contribution for highlighting social issues.
Justice (r) Majida Rizvi said fundamental rights for women have not been implemented as our society considers women as just people who are born for household work. Besides, they were also not given education facility, she said. She said our society mindset should be changed so that education and facilities are provided to women.
A tableau was presented by students, which explained how women were being affected by society violence.
Members of Children Youth Parliament Babar Ali and Bakhtawar Jameel delivered speech debate on ‘Role of youth in diminution of gender-based injustice.’
Executive Director FRHD Nazra Jahan, Imamuddin, students of different schools including Kotwal Building Boys Secondary School and Ranchore Line Boys Secondary School were also present on the occasion.