Human rights: UN Women to launch social reconstruction plan

Hassan Naqvi – Express Tribune – Friday, 12 July 2013 (originally published 08 Jul)

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“The plan will be implemented in all provinces and will expand geographically from the 42 districts targeted initially under the Women, Peace and Security programme,” says Fehmida Iqbal. Image:

LAHORE: UN Women is set to launch a five-year programme on social stabilisation and reconstruction.

Talking to The Express Tribune, Programme Specialist Fehmida Iqbal said that the plan was aimed at ensuring institutional accountability and facilitating women by giving them a forum to voice their demands.

Iqbal said first steps in stabilisation efforts would include access to justice and accountability, physical and economic security, active citizenship and social cohesion. She said this would strengthen institutions for disaster risk management and disaster risk reduction. She said it would also naturally pave the way for women empowerment within communities . . .

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