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Chief Justice Balochistan promised Women Friendly Spaces (WFSs) in all district courts, Sibi


Chief Justice Balochistan promised Women Friendly Spaces (WFSs) in all district courts

Honourable Chief Justice of Balochistan High Court Mr. Justice Noor Muhammad Miskanzai committed for the provision of Women Friendly Spaces (WFSs) in the premises of all district courts of Balochistan and especially. He said this during the inauguration of Women Friendly Space (waiting room and toilet) in the premises of District Court Sibi on 29  December 2015.

The waiting room is rehabilitated by DANESH organization  under sub-grant of grant cycle 7B, ‘Advocacy campaign for allocation and rehabilitation of women friendly spaces’. “This step taken by Aurat Foundation and DANESH has made us realize that how many important things are ignored which affect the life of women and exclude them from the main stream of development", he  said. He announced the provision of air conditioner for waiting room in district court of Sibi and also ensured Aurat Foundation team for taking suo moto notice if FIR is not registered in the favor of survivors of  gender based violence  (GBV).

While discussing the implementation of Anti-harassment Act in different offices, he asked Aurat Foundation team for a meeting to devise the steps for its implementation in the province. During his speech, he also informed the participants that the cases of honour killing will be trailed under Anti-terrorist courts. It is also worth mentioning that this ceremony was attended by full bench of High Court of Balochistan and a large number of lawyers, and representatives of bar council and association.

Mr. Muhammad Haroon Dawood, RD AF Quetta, Ms. Saima Javaid, DPM-GEP, AF, and  Ms. Ishrat Altaf, Director DANESH Organization  were also part of  the  inauguration ceremoney.