Events and Campaigns


UN Women launches the 2013 theme for International Women’s Day “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women" on 8 March …. see more

Pakistan presents its first ‘National Statement on the Elimination and Prevention of all forms of Violence Against Women and Girls’ at the 57th CSW Session held 4th to 15th March 2013 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York …. see more


Tashadud Na Manzur’ (translated as ‘Violence is Unacceptable’) was launched in commemoration of 16 Days of Activism 2012 in Pakistan as a civil society based initiative for awareness raising and actions towards ending violence against women and girls in Pakistan and is supported by UN Women …. see more

Titled ‘You can’t be a good manager…. Unless you manage to stop Sexual Harassment’,   UN Women launches a campaign for the public and private sector to register their company or association as a ‘Gender Friendly Organization’ …. see more

UN Women in collaboration with Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF) and UK Aid launch a media based advocacy campaign through press and radio to raise awareness and mobilize parliamentarians and policy-makers to stop crimes of acid violence against women and girls and spur legislative change …. see more

A high profile nationwide One Million Signatures Campaign “Million Names Million Voices – Break the Silence to End Violence Against Women and Girls” concluded on Friday 27 July 2012 with the signature of its one millionth supporter – the President of Pakistan. The One Million Signatures Campaign was launched by UN Women in collaboration with a network of women’s organizations and the EVAWG Alliance in commemoration of the annual 16 Days of Activism on 25 November 2011…. see more


Passing of 3 Pro-Women Legislations, December 2011 - UN Women in advancing legislative reform in Pakistan, works with national machineries for women, the Ending Violence against Women and Girls  Alliance (EVAWG - an alliance of women’s organizations at national and provincial level), gender advocates and local NGOs to research the issues around  violence against women, facilitate consultations among experts and civil society, and provides legal and policy advisory in the drafting and revisions of pro-women bills to ensure they are in line with international standards.... see more

Over the past few years, Pakistan has passed a significant number of pro-women legislation on crucial women’s rights issues, highlighting the continuous efforts of both the Government and the advocacy and lobbying of groups working toward women’s empowerment in the country, are taking effect…. see more    

UN Women on 25 November 2011 commemorated 16 Days of Activism in collaboration with key partners and Alliances in Pakistan by launching an unprecedented “One Million Signature Campaign” Million Names Million Voices - Break the Silence to End Violence against Women and Girls. The campaign adds to the efforts being undertaken by the Government of Pakistan, civil society organizations, UN partners and donors who are working to address violence against women and girls by giving voice to one million people to demand and say no to violence - and is being continued for the next 365 days. The Campaign is raising awareness and actions nationally and internationally… see more