LAHORE - The provincial commission on women status was working on ‘cyber-crime against women act’ to be passed from the Punjab Assembly.

This was stated by Fauzia Viqar, chairperson of the commission, while addressing a seminar titled “Ending violence against women” held at Lahore College of Women University on Wednesday in connection with 16-day of activism against gender violence campaign 2014 which is part of an international campaign.

The Mumkin Alliance – an alliance of 25 civil society organisations including Bedari, Aurat Foundation, MDM, Shirkat Gah, Action Aid, Simorgh, HomeNet and others – was the organiser.

LCWU head of department of gender studies Dr Sarah Shahed, MPA Farzana Butt, Bedari’s Summaya Yousaf and others were the prominent speakers at the seminar.

Fauzia told the participants that the Punjab government enforced various laws during 2012 and 2014 to eliminate violence against women.

Giving details of various laws, she said the age of early marriage of girls enhanced from 16 to 18 years. The government launched helpline to address the complaint of women against any sort of violence, she added.

Justice (r) Nasira Javed Iqbal highlighted the various clauses of the constitution of Pakistan regarding the stoppage of violence against women. She stressed the need for collective efforts end violence against women and child.