Rwadari Tehreek demands Zero Tolerance for Rapists


Lahore: June 16, 2019. (PCP) Rwadari Tehreek has initiated an Anti- Rape and Child Sexual Abuse Campaign to draw the attention of the federal & provincial governments, concerned departments and institutions towards the growing incidents and trends of child sexual abuse including rape, sodomy and murders.

In this regard, Rwadari Tehreek held a protest in front of Punjab Assembly on 15th June, 2015 which was participated by men and women from different walks of life. The protest was led by Mr. Samson Salamat, Chairman Rwadari Tehreek and was addressed by prominent social, political and religious leaders including renowned social activist and dress designer Be Ge, Rifat Saud (Rwadari Tehreek Good-will Ambassador for Women’s Rights), Baba Latif Ansari (Chairman Labour Qaumi Movement), Shazia Khan and Abida Chaudhary of Awami Workers Party who expressed their concerns and asked for concrete steps to stop this menace.

Mr. Samson Salamat addressed the participants and said that “it is sad reality that every day dozens of both male and female children are subjected to sexual abuse and violence but unfortunately the governments and concerned authorities have turned blind eyes toward these serious violations of human rights and the victims are being denied justice because of the lacunas in the justice system. Therefore Rwadari Tehreek has initiated a nationwide campaign to fully address the issue and save the lives of our children”.

Mr. Samson Salamat further added that “similar protests and other activities shall be held in other provinces and cities to mainstream the issue and draw the attention of the government and other stake-holders”.

Rwadari Tehreek at this occasion demanded that

-          Special sessions of provincial Assemblies, National Assembly and Senate should be held to fully discuss the issue, evaluate the current laws and lacunas and formulate effective implementation mechanisms to stop rape and child sexual abuse and to ensure justice to the victims and their families.  

-          Organize awareness sessions of the police officials for their concientization on the important issue of rape and child sexual abuse because mostly the cases are wrongly dealt at the police level and the victims get more victimzed because of the police bad treatment and attitude. 

-          Children must be educated in the educational institutions and at home about the good touch and bad touch to avoid sexual abuse.

-          Safe and fully equipped Rehabilitation Centres should be established for the victims of rape and child sexual abuse

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