Pakistan

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy named ambassador of Violence Against Women Centre

LAHORE: Pakistan’s Oscar winning documentary director Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy has been named as one of Violence Against Women Centre’s (VAWC) ambassadors, ARY News reported.

According to details, Punjab Government named Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and Violence Against Women worker Rubina Shaheen as the two ambassadors for the VAWC centre will open on 7th March in Multan.

Spokesman of Punjab Government, speaking on the launch of the centre, said that that Chinoy and Shaheen were picked for the position due to their services for eradicating gender violence on women.

Sufi further said that the aim of appointing Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and Rubina Shaheen was to promote the eradication of mental, physical and economic torture of women on the grass-root level.

Jamshaid M. Kazi, Country Representative of United Nations Women, lauded Chinoy and Shaheen’s appointment of VAWC ambassadors and said that they will play their in creating awareness regarding the eradication of violence against women.

Women will be given protection through the centres and will take action against the elements involved in committing atrocities against on females.

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