Women of Pak­istan: Say­ing No to Do­mes­tic Vi­o­lence launch of Uks An­nual Desk Diary 2012

Launch of Uks An­nual Desk Diary 2012

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Uks Re­search Cen­ter, Is­lam­abad, to­day launched its An­nual Desk Diary 2012 ti­tled 'Women of Pak­istan: Say­ing NO to Do­mes­tic Vi­o­lence'. The launch was or­ga­nized at Uks's of­fice in Sec­tor F-8/4, Is­lam­abad.

Uks has fo­cused on 'Do­mes­tic Vi­o­lence' in its 2012 Desk Diary, with the aim of en­hanc­ing aware­ness of this ex­tremely sen­si­tive and im­por­tant is­sue. Be­ing a me­dia ad­vo­cacy group, Uks also keeps a con­stant eye on the re­la­tion­ship be­tween the me­dia and so­cial is­sues and to what ex­tent the me­dia re­flects and cor­rects so­cial be­hav­ior, whether of an in­di­vid­ual or of a group or com­mu­nity. Ac­cord­ingly, this year's desk diary looks at do­mes­tic vi­o­lence through the eyes of the me­dia how and to what ex­tent ed­i­tors, colum­nists, re­porters, pho­tog­ra­phers and car­toon­ists have ac­knowl­edged and taken up do­mes­tic vi­o­lence as a ma­jor so­cial dis­ease. Peo­ple be­long­ing to dif­fer­ent sec­tors of the so­ci­ety rang­ing from print and elec­tronic me­dia, civil so­ci­ety, NGOs, and other or­ga­ni­za­tion rep­re­sen­ta­tives were present at this event. The launch be­gan with an in­tro­duc­tion of Uks and the 2012 Diary. Ms. Tas­neemAh­mar, Direc­torUks, spoke about each year's Desk Diary be­ing based on one par­tic­u­lar theme rang­ing from women and pol­i­tics, health, ed­u­ca­tion and en­trepreneur­ship. She also spoke of the ex­ten­sive re­search that goes into the mak­ing of this Diary ev­ery year and ex­plained how this handy doc­u­ment gives a well rounded view of the theme for a par­tic­u­lar year, es­sen­tially re­lated to women de­vel­op­ment. This year, Uks has fo­cused on Do­mes­tic Vi­o­lence Ms. Ah­mar also told the at­ten­dees that Uks has pro­duced over 2000 ra­dio pro­grams till date, with 2 such pro­grams on Do­mes­tic Vi­o­lence played on the oc­ca­sion in front of the au­di­ence. The launch con­cluded with an open fo­rum ses­sion, with Dr. Rakhshanda Perveen from SA­CHET among oth­ers also pro­vid­ing their valu­able com­ments and feed­back.

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