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December 6, 2016

‘US spending billions to end violence against women in Pakistan’


ISLAMABAD: American Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale has said that the United States is spending Rs 6.7 billion in Pakistan for raising awareness against gender based violence.

He expressed these views in his remarks here on Monday at a panel discussion with students and experts on ending violence against women. The dialogue was part of the commemoration of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. The event was organised by the U.S. Embassy in collaboration with Islamabad Club.

Ambassador David Hale said that gender violence is a major hurdle in the developing of any country or society. He said that history reveals that those countries that took care of and gave respect to women developed more than those where women’s rights and human rights were not ensured. “We have to stand up to violence against girls and women and steps should be taken for the education and awareness of women and girls” he said.


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