Pakistan Working Women Organization

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November 25 to 10 December, 2004 Working Women Organization: 

November 25 to 10 December, 2004 Working Women Organization

Violence against women is a crime against humanity. In Pakistan Violence against Women, in almost every form, is on the rise. A woman was raped every two hours somewhere in the country, while hundreds became victims of honor's killings, domestic violence which includes physical and mental abuse, burnings, murder and acid throwing. : 

Violence against women is a crime against humanity. In Pakistan Violence against Women, in almost every form, is on the rise. A woman was raped every two hours somewhere in the country, while hundreds became victims of honor's killings, domestic violence which includes physical and mental abuse, burnings, murder and acid throwing.

Women are unsafe even within their homes, reports of incidents of harassment at the workplace came in more frequently than before, even as laws continued to discriminate against women and their role in the public sphere remained marginalized. Suicide rates among women and girls have risen sharply in the last years; the figures conceal domestic hardship and Violence that the women finally found unbearable. : 

Women are unsafe even within their homes, reports of incidents of harassment at the workplace came in more frequently than before, even as laws continued to discriminate against women and their role in the public sphere remained marginalized. Suicide rates among women and girls have risen sharply in the last years; the figures conceal domestic hardship and Violence that the women finally found unbearable.

To eradicate this crime from our society, Working Women Organization is organizing campaign of "Sixteen Days Activism Against Gender Violence", started from 25th November to December 10th, 2004. : 

To eradicate this crime from our society, Working Women Organization is organizing campaign of "Sixteen Days Activism Against Gender Violence", started from 25th November to December 10th, 2004.

This campaign will be use as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations to call for the elimination of all forms of violence against women and recognizing that violence against women is a manifestation of historically unequal power relations between men and women, which have led to dominate over and discrimination against women by men. Through this campaign we also aware and motivate people to understand that social,cultural and religious factors could not be invoked as a justification for violating the human rights of women. : 

This campaign will be use as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations to call for the elimination of all forms of violence against women and recognizing that violence against women is a manifestation of historically unequal power relations between men and women, which have led to dominate over and discrimination against women by men. Through this campaign we also aware and motivate people to understand that social,cultural and religious factors could not be invoked as a justification for violating the human rights of women.

Under this campaign WWO decide to organize the following activities: : 

Under this campaign WWO decide to organize the following activities:

WWO will organize different activities in seven districts of Punjab like Lahore, Kasur, Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Sialkot And Narowal. : 

WWO will organize different activities in seven districts of Punjab like Lahore, Kasur, Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Sialkot And Narowal.

WWO will publish special edition of its Newsletter in which highlight the issue of violence against women and it is impact on society : 

WWO will publish special edition of its Newsletter in which highlight the issue of violence against women and it is impact on society

WWO will publish posters,leaflets and stickers inscribed violence Against women. : 

WWO will publish posters,leaflets and stickers inscribed violence Against women.

Press statement to highlight the issue. : 

Press statement to highlight the issue.

Distribution of printed material to print and electronic media, factory workers, trade unions, employers, students, Ministry of labor and women development and general people to aware about this campaign : 

Distribution of printed material to print and electronic media, factory workers, trade unions, employers, students, Ministry of labor and women development and general people to aware about this campaign

Nation-wide and international advocacy campaign for formulation and enforcement of law against sexual harassment. : 

Nation-wide and international advocacy campaign for formulation and enforcement of law against sexual harassment.

Theatre performance on "Violence Against Women"   Medical Camp   Lectures on reason of violence against women   Peoples Assembly : 

Theatre performance on "Violence Against Women"   Medical Camp   Lectures on reason of violence against women   Peoples Assembly

Meetings with teachers, lawyers, factory, brick kiln, informal sector workers and government authorities.   Debate competition in WWO’s Literacy Centers on the issue of “ Violence Against Women”.   At the end of the event, candles will be lit to symbolize the solidarity of women towards a life free of violence. : 

Meetings with teachers, lawyers, factory, brick kiln, informal sector workers and government authorities.   Debate competition in WWO’s Literacy Centers on the issue of “ Violence Against Women”.   At the end of the event, candles will be lit to symbolize the solidarity of women towards a life free of violence.

Stop violence against women : 

Stop violence against women

Working Women Organization E-5, 48/A, Rehmania Street, Zaman Colony, Cavalry Ground, Extension Lahore Cantt. Tel: 92-42-6686382/6686519 Fax: 92-42-6665301 Email: wwo@brain.net.pk   : 

Working Women Organization E-5, 48/A, Rehmania Street, Zaman Colony, Cavalry Ground, Extension Lahore Cantt. Tel: 92-42-6686382/6686519 Fax: 92-42-6665301 Email: wwo@brain.net.pk