Islamabad women police officers honoured on Women’s Day

Oxfam and ICT Police join hands to honour Islamabad women police officers on International Women’s Day

ISLAMABAD – To celebrate International Women’s Day Oxfam in Pakistan and Islamabad Capital Territory Police (ICT) joined hands to highlight the contributions and achievements of women in all walks of life.

The event kicked off with a parade by the Women Police and featured a documentary on the notable women of stature in Pakistan. The counter-terrorism force demonstrations received great appreciation by the participants which included diplomats, parliamentarians, senior bureaucrats, government officials and security forces.

In his welcome remarks, Oxfam Country Director Mohammed Qazilbash highlighted the role of the police in making public spaces safe for women and said “This women’s day we have collaborated with ICT police and are happy to celebrate this day with their team, who are also committed to making this city safer for women. Oxfam continues to support women who have struggled for economic empowerment, those who have stood up against gender-based violence and young girls striving for quality education.”

The Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi applauded the efforts of Oxfam and ICT police in organizing the grand event and said:

“This day means a lot to humanity as a whole. Women have a huge responsibility in a male-dominated society to prove their worth and importance. What we have witnessed today proves their abilities and achievements, hats off to their commitment.”

The Inspector General (IG) of ICT Police stressed the importance of dealing respectfully and with sensitivity towards women who report incidents of abuse and harassment. He aims to change police culture to ensure that women feel safe in reaching out to ICT police to assist them.

The event was organized with support from The Ministry of Foreign Affairs The Netherlands, Global Affairs Canada and Australian High Commission to provide a platform to all stakeholders and support Oxfam in achieving its vision of a world that is free from fear.

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