• 16 December 2022
    Dhiraagu partners with Hope for Women to support a Gender Advocacy Training Workshop

    A Gender Advocacy Training Workshop as part of the #16DaysOfActivism, has been conducted by Hope for Women in partnership with Dhiraagu. The workshop was mainly targeted to representatives from CSOs, SOEs, and individuals working to advance gender action.

    The main objective of this workshop was to focus on the issues surrounding different kinds of violence against women and collaborate to unpack the various forms of gender-based violence in society. Additionally, participants were also briefed on gender concepts, gender mainstreaming, current legislations in place and the effective methods of advocacy to understand the drivers and existing challenges on how to build awareness and move forward on a national level.

    “We thank Dhiraagu for partnering with us to conduct this Gender Advocacy Training session. Especially in light of the #16DaysOfActivism campaign to end violence against women, we believe that it is crucial for employees of offices and institutions, as well as the public to be more aware about gender-based issues in our society and advocate to solve them,” stated Ahmed Anwar, Chairperson of Hope for Women.

    Hope for Women advocates to end all forms of violence against women, promote gender equality and women’s participation in public life, since 2010. The NGO has been in a continuous journey of advocacy and training for the past decade. The workshop was facilitated by Hope Institute for Research and Training, which focuses on critical issues related to Gender and Human Rights and on creating more opportunities for the public, particularly women to further enhance their education and skills.

    “We are delighted to have partnered with Hope for Women to support the Gender Advocacy workshop as part of the #16DaysOfActivism. We are glad to see representatives from various backgrounds join us with the common objective to focus on gender action,” stated Bishaara Hameed, Manager Corporate Social Responsibility at Dhiraagu.

    On Women’s Day earlier this year, Dhiraagu communicated its renewed efforts on gender action, focusing on equal opportunities, enhancing the work environment, and empowering women in technical fields. Dhiraagu continues to support initiatives to inspire and empower women as part of the company’s community-focused Corporate Social Responsibility programmes.


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