U.S. Embassy and IIUI Joint Venture Against Workplace Violence

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As part of the 16 days of Activism against Gender Violence Campaign, the U.S. Embassy Islamabad and the U.S.-Pakistan Women’s Council hosted an event at the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) with leading corporations to illuminate and discuss their efforts to pass laws favouring rights of women against sexual harassment at work.

U.S. Embassy Islamabad’s Counselor for Public Affairs Angela Aggeler highlighted the importance to empower woman and to create awareness among Pakistanis that gender-based violence is a serious human rights abuse. Furthermore she described the investment in girls as a momentous one as they grow up to become empowered mothers, leaders, and innovators.

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