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[16days_discussion] Reminder:Please Sign the Petition; Bill on Domestic Violence in Pakistan

Hina Noureen hina_baidarie at
Thu Jan 13 00:52:30 EST 2011

(Note) Please sign the petition also as individual. People who have sign already, please ignore the email below. 
Dear All,
Greetings from Baidarie Pakistan:

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence Campaign symbolically links November 25th (International Day against Violence against Women) and December 10th (International Human Rights Day).“International Day against Violence against Women” was first declared in 1981 to commemorate the violent assassination of the Mirabel sisters on that date in 1960 by the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo in the Dominican Republic.


As a result of extensive organizing by women’s rights organizations, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated November 25th as International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Over the years, 16 Days Campaign has succeeded in increasing pressure on governments to follow their commitments for securing and protecting women’s rights.


Baidarie Sialkot-Pakistan expects that Women rights groups and activists in Pakistan will continue to utilize the 16 Days Campaign as an opportunity to work together in solidarity and draw upon this period of heightened international attention to gain support for their local efforts for advancing the demands with the Pakistani government to quickly reintroduce legislation for protecting women from domestic violence because the women survivors of domestic violence in Pakistan have long faced a double injustice - abuse at home and then no protection from the government.

Dear All,


Keeping in view the inevitability of the promulgation of the bill on domestic violence we would like to request you to join us by signing the petition below for advancing the demand for reintroducing the bill in parliament by the government.


 Link of the petition is as under:
Please also forward to your friends and colleagues, we need 3000 signatures.
Looking forward to have your considerate response,
Best Regards,
Hina Noureen
Baidarie Sialkot Pakistan
Ph/Fax: 0092523505457, 523505156

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