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