Punjab Human Rights and Minorities Affairs (HR&MA) Minister Aijaz Alam Augustine has said that the violence against women could be reduced by promoting education and through social support.

The minister stated this while addressing a special event regarding policy dialogue between young and adolescent girls and key stakeholders in connection with 16 days of activism to end gender-based violence held at provincial headquarter of Pakistan Girls Guide Association Punjab, Lahore.

The participants, while expressing their views presented different proposals to end gender based violence. In his remarks Aijaz Alam Augustine congratulated the organisers for such an important event of policy dialogue. He said that the violence against women could be reduced by providing them education, vocational training and social support.

The provincial minister said that the empowerment of and investment in girls were key in breaking the cycle of discrimination and violence and in promoting and protecting the full and effective enjoyment of their human rights.