Mehnaz Rehman, Regional Director, Aurat
Foundation said The Gender Equity Programme (GEP) being implemented by her organisation aims at closing the gender gap in Pakistan by proactively supporting the development of women, and seeks to facilitate behavioural change in society by enabling women to gain access to information and resources.
She also thanked UK government DFID, World Bank and Aurat
USAID's Agreement Officer's Representative and Specialist for the Gender Equity Programme Ms Amna Farasat and Aurat
Foundation's Chief Operating Officer Naeem Mirza inaugurated the exhibition.
Patron-in-chief of Aurat
Foundation and Women entrepreneurship Ammna Malik said that the issue of harassment is everywhere in the world and due to a awareness campaign, this issue can also be tackled.
Speaking on the occasion, Aurat
Foundation Chairperson Dr Masooma Hassan said 30 percent population in the country was living below the poverty line because of illiteracy, growing social issues and lack of awareness about rights, particularly by women.
A senior journalist from Pakistan reported (and later retracted) that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had accused Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of behaving like a 'dehati aurat
Dutt defended the Pakistani PM by saying Sharif didn't call Singh a dehati aurat
The aforementioned facts have been taken from the first bi-annual report on incidents of violence against women, titled "Situation of Violence Against Women in Punjab", compiled by Aurat
Foundation in collaboration with the Violence Against Women (VAW) Watch Group.
Devdas exclaims, "nafrat karta hoon, nahin dekh sakta main aurat
ka ye roop" (I hate, I cannot bear to look at this type of woman).
This project involves 15 months activity, is being run by joint venture of Virtual University of Pakistan (VUP) and Aurat
Foundation (AF) under the Gender Equity Program (GEP) of Aurat
Foundation by the support of the American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
With titles like Zinda Laash (1967) directed by Khwaja Sarfaraz, Zibahkhana (2007) by Omar Ali Khan and Aurat
Raj (1979) by Rangila, the films promise to be entertaining pot boilers and they will be screened at the deconstructed site of the currently under renovation Khoj premises in Kirkee.
The governor made these remarks while meeting a delegation of the Aurat
Foundation, a leading non-government organisation (NGO), at the Governor's House.