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The rally, Protect Women against Violence, was taken out by the Peace and Human Development (PHD) Foundation and the Association of Women for Awareness and Motivation (AWAM) in collaboration with several non government organisations including the Aitbar Foundation, CARE Foundation. The rally marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, observed on November 25. It was led by PML-N MNA Khalida Mansoor.
The participants held placards and banners criticising various forms of physical, sexual, emotional and economic violence in the family, community and that are perpetrated or condoned by the state in the form of anti-women laws and customary practices against women . . .