LAHORE: Eradication of Violance against Women Day will be observed all over the country on November 25.
Omer Aftab, CEO White Ribbon Campaign (WRC), told APP here on Saturday that they would continue tradition of taking a lead in celebrating the day.
“Our aim is to sensitize men that masculinity can be used in a healthy and positive direction instead of violence and assaults”, he said. He said that improved relationships could be flourished based on respect for the opposite gender.
He said they were working vigorously to eradicate all forms of violence against women including domestic violence, access to healthcare, right to education,
right to economic empowerment, workplace harassment etc.
Omer said that to stop violence against women, it was not sufficient to create awareness about women rights among women but it was necessary that men joined women to encourage norms of respect and gender equality to challenge
unfair power relations leading to violence and promote gender roles based on non-violence and gender justice.
“Men must change their behaviour and also become role models for younger generation”, he said.