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ISLAMABAD (Digital Post) Chairperson of the National Commission Status on Women Ms. Nilufar Bakhtiar said that the media has a very critical role in efforts to prevent violence against women and create awareness on the issue of early marriage.

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ISLAMABAD: Chairperson of the National Commission Status on Women Ms. Nilufar Bakhtiar said that the media has a very critical role in efforts to prevent violence against women and create awareness on the issue of early marriage. Journalists have a critical responsibility to play their full role in highlighting these issues. He expressed these views on Thursday at the launch of the second National Media Fellowship refresher course. He further said that all risk factors need attention in our society. It is especially important to take into account the safety, identity, self-respect and social status of the victim of violence or abuse. He further said that this training program is very close to his heart as he considers it a timely step in the right direction to achieve gender equality and equal rights for women and girls in Pakistan. In his concluding remarks, he further said that child marriage is a deep-rooted serious problem across Pakistan, especially in rural areas, which deprives children of their right to a safe and healthy childhood, quality education, and its harsh economic conditions. There are also effects. He further said that his team is trying in every way to eradicate GBV but it cannot happen without the active and responsible participation and support of the media. (December 7-10) was the first session of the refresher course. which was jointly organized by the National Commission for Women’s Dignity (NCSW), Center for Excellence in Journalism at the Institute of Business Administration (CEJ-IBA), and UNFPA in Islamabad today. NMF is a unique training program that aims to focus and create awareness among journalists on social issues such as gender-based violence (GBV) and child marriage.
For the first time, NCSW along with its supporting institutions launched a media fellowship in 2022 to sensitize and train journalists to report on gender issues in the media. In the first phase of NMF, 37 journalists were trained on this specific topic and produced 2 documentaries on GBV, child marriage and 162 stories on the impact of climate change on women which were nationally known. Also published by media houses.
In the second round of Media Fellowship, a group of forty mid-career journalists from across Pakistan will receive special training. They will be trained and trained on various critical aspects of reporting on these critical issues. Initially, he spoke at CEJ-IBA in September this year on sensitive aspects of GBV and child marriage in Pakistan.
Attended ten days training module. Upon completion, the group will produce more than 180 stories focusing on GBV, girls and women’s rights.
Addressing the orientation session held at NCSW on the first day of the refresher, Chairperson Ms. Nilofar Bakhtiar said that the media has a very critical role in efforts to prevent violence against women and create awareness on the issue of early marriage. . Journalists have a sensitive responsibility when they are reporting or writing about these issues because of the many risk factors in our society, especially the safety, identity, self-esteem and social status of the victim of violence or abuse. It is necessary. He further said that this training program is very close to his heart as he considers it a timely step in the right direction to achieve gender equality and equal rights for women and girls in Pakistan.
In his concluding remarks, he further said that child marriage is a deep-rooted serious problem across Pakistan, especially in rural areas, which deprives children of their right to a safe and healthy childhood, quality education, and its harsh economic conditions. There are also effects. He further said that his team is trying every way to eradicate GBV but it cannot happen without the active and responsible participation and support of the media.

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