LAHORE - In an effort to end violence against women, Mumkin Alliance on Friday held a theater performance followed by a panel discussion in collaboration with Department of Gender Studies (DGS) and Institute of Social and Cultural Studies (ISCS) at University of Punjab.

In connection with 16 Days of Activism Campaign 2014, a local theater group Chanan performed an interactive performance on issues of domestic violence, gender based discrimination and women protection mechanisms.

The alliance comprises 25 civil society organizations including Aurat Foundation, Bedari, MDM, ShirkatGah, SPO, Action Aid, Simorgh, Home Net, Sarsabz Foundation, NCJP, ASR, CHRE& WISE and homenet.

A large number of students and faculty members attended the event.

The panel comprised Chairperson Punjab Commission on Status of Women Fauzia Viqar, ISCS Dean ISCS Dr Zakria Zakar, DGS Assistant Professor Dr Raana Malik, Mumkin Alliance Coordinator Shazia Shaheen and Nabila Shaheen of Aurat Foundation.

Shazia Shaheen shared the objectives of the program and introduced Mumkin Alliance.

The panel shared the recent report published by local organisation on high rise of multifaceted VAW cases and use of arms to harm, hurt and murder women.

Awarded: Punjab University Law College’s student Noor Asfia Awan has shown outstanding performance in PU Inter-Collegiate Taekwondo Championship held at Govt College Chuna Mandi and won a Gold Medal.

She is a martial arts player who represented PULC and won gold medal in her weight category and in Wushu also. She also got three silver and one bronze medal in machine rowing while one Silver and one bronze Medal in Karate.

Another PULC student Filza Aleem has won Silver and two Bronze Medals in Rowing Machine and Karate, while Madiha Hussain also won one gold and one bronze medal in Karate.

Dean Faculty of Law and Principal Law College Prof Dr Shaiza Naureen Qurehsi appreciated the female students and assured them to provide all facilities for the uplift of sports activities.