LAHORE - An awareness seminar was arranged by Punjab Commission on the Status of Women at Lahore College for Women University in connection with the 16-day campaign against gender-based violence.

Chairperson of the Commission Fauzia Waqar, Vice Chancellor Lahore College for Women University Dr. Uzma Qureshi, Director Women Institute of Learning and Leadership Dr Saira Shahid, Dr. Farzana Nazir MPA, SHO Women Police Station Bushra Aziz, Umer Aftab of White Ribbon, Additional Advocate General Punjab Asma Hamid, Head Surgeon Medico-legal Punjab, Capt Waseem Haider besides faculty members were present.

Punjab Commission on the Status of Women Chairperson Fauzia Waqar in her address highlighted the aims and objectives of the campaign against gender-based violence and the role of the commission. SHO Bushra Aziz informed about the efforts of police in curbing gender-based violence and protection of women. Other speakers, while expressing their views, said that due to measures taken by the government women today feel safer and are striving for a change in social mindset. They said that as human beings women have all basic rights and these rights are guaranteed by the constitution.