UNIFEM, Ox­fam to ink ac­cord to end vi­o­lence

The Pak Banker - - 2national - Staff Re­porter

IS­LAM­ABAD: The United Na­tions Devel­op­ment Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and Ox­fam GB have agreed to help for­mu­late and im­ple­ment laws and poli­cies to pro­tect women and girls from vi­o­lence in Pak­istan.

The two in­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tions will sign a three­year agree­ment on Dec 6 to com­bine Ox­fam GB's ex­pe­ri­ence of com­mu­nity work and UNIFEM's ex­per­tise in pro­mot­ing women rights at pol­icy and leg­isla­tive level in the coun­try.

They will carry out all pos­si­ble ef­forts to pre­vent vi­o­lence against women and girls in the coun­try whether at home, work or in their wider com­mu­ni­ties, thus en­abling them to prac­tice their rights.

Ox­fam GB, and UNIFEM work­ing for pro­tect­ing and em­pow­er­ing women across the world, will col­lab­o­rate to elim­i­nate vi­o­lence against women by work­ing to sup­port on­go­ing changes and re­forms on the way women and their rights are viewed in so­ci­ety as well as im­prov­ing the im­ple­men­ta­tion and ap­pli­ca­tion of na­tional com­mit­ments on women's rights by law en­force­ment bod­ies at lo­cal, pro­vin­cial and na­tional level.

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