The provincial minister of HR&MA Ijaz Alam Augustine has said in a statement that 08th march as the international day of women, a day designated for promoting the rights of women and addressing the unique challenges they face. He said that every religion taught respect to women and protects their rights; the government of the Punjab is committed to provide all basic facilities to women. He said that in the tenure of PTI first Punjab women empowerment package by 2019 will be announced by Women Department of Punjab on eve of international women’s day included a comprehensive policy regarding various steps taken by the Government of the Punjab. The minister said that violence against women could be reduced by providing them with education, vocational training and social support. He said that Empowerment of and investment in women are key in breaking the cycle of discrimination and violence and in promoting and protecting the full and effective enjoyment of their human right.

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