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Tune in to FM 100 to know about women’s rights

LAHORE: The German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) will broadcast periodical programmes on FM 100 radio on women’s issues from September 17 for Ramazan special under their project titled the Women’s Protection Project (WPP), The Post learnt on Saturday.An official of GTZ told The Post that GTZ will discuss women’s issues, especially Violence against Women (VAW) and the status of women in society according to Islam and the holy Quran.

She said the programme will be called, ‘Women’s rights: Custom or religion?,’ adding that famous religious scholar Javid Ghamdi has been invited to answer the most demanding questions pertaining to matters of respect and relationships bestowed upon women by Allah in Quran.

‘A radio awareness campaign will highlight women-related relations, between daughter and father, mother and son, and sister and brother,’ she said, adding that live calls would also be entertained during the programme.

She said the programme will discuss human and legal rights accorded to women by Islam to help make them live a respectable life.She said the programme will be aired thrice a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays while its duration will be 20 minutes from 3:10 to 3:30am.

She said the programme will be on air all over Punjab through FM 100 radio stations.’The radio awareness programme is to make aware women of their religious and legal rights,’ she said, adding that they will also entertain emails for suggestions, feedback and questions in this regard.The Women’s Protection Project (WPP) is working in collaboration with the Women’s Development Department (WDD) to empower the women of Punjab.

The objective of the project is to introduce and implement improved measures for prevention of violence against women in Punjab. WPP has two components. The first is the development and implementation of support systems for survivors from violence residing in public and private shelter homes in Punjab.

The second component is the prevention of violence through various strategic interventions. In this regard, different awareness raising activities have been undertaken so far while many more are being planned.
Source: The Post
Date:9/16/2007