United States Embassy hosts a panel discussion to commemorate the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

Islamabad, December 07, 2016 (PPI-OT): The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, in collaboration with the Islamabad Club, hosted a panel discussion with students and experts on ending violence against women as part of its commemoration of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence.American Ambassador David Hale gave the closing remarks, in which he stated:

“The 16 Days of Activism to End Violence against Women campaign offers an opportunity for action from everyone— men and women, boys and girls, government officials, and community leaders—to end violence against women and girls around the world.”

Participants discussed the importance of gender equality and women’s empowerment in building resilient, democratic societies; supporting open and accountable governance; ending extreme poverty; and to furthering international peace and security.

The event took place at the Islamabad Club, which hosts one of the U.S. Embassy’s 18 Lincoln Corners.A Lincoln Corner is a resource centre and event space hosted in partnership with Pakistani institutions – in public libraries, universities, and cultural centres – that provides a platform for open dialogue between Pakistanis and Americans, promotes mutual understanding, and strengthens people-to-people ties through various programs.The Lincoln Corners’ programs and resources attract students, academics, journalists, researchers and Pakistani youth.

To learn more about Lincoln Corners, visit https://pk.usembassy.gov/education-culture/lincoln-corners/.

For more information, contact:
Information Office Public Affairs Section
Embassy of the United States of America
U.S. Embassy, Islamabad- Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-2082911, +92-51-2081136
Cell: +92-300-5012640
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