First Lady lauds PRC for launching women forum to address women issues

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ISLAMABAD: First Lady Begum Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday said that Islam revolutionized women empowerment and there is no notion of superiority among men or women in Islam.

The First Lady said this while addressing a function in connection with World Women Day at President House organized by Pakistan Red Crescent Women Forum.

The first lady lauded the services of the women in different fields and bringing laurels for the country. She assured her full support to Red Crescent Women Forum in its activities aim at women empowerment.

 PRC Chairman Dr Saeed Elahi on the occasion said that this year International Women Day theme is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality” which talks about gender equality, women empowerment and Women human rights.

Under the new Sustainable Development Goals, there are five goals which include Achieve Gender Equality, Empower All Women and Girl, Ensure Inclusive, Quality Education for all and promote lifelong learning.

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Nine Red Cross/Crescent Societies to support PRC in school safety, empowering vulnerable females, clerics social inclusion

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ISLAMABAD March 21, 2016: Over nine Red Cross/Red Crescent societies pledged to support Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC) in school safety, empowering vulnerable females and working with clerics towards social inclusion.

 These pledges were made during Partnership Meeting organized by Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC).

 The Red Cross Red Crescent Societies that participated in the partnership meeting include Norwegian Red Cross, Danish Red Cross, , Canadian Red Cross, British Red Cross, German Red Cross, Australian Red Cross, Italian Red Cross, Iranian Red Crescent and Turkish Red Crescent Society.

 The meeting was also attended by International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC), International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) and secretaries of the provincial branches including AJK and GB.

 Chairman PRCS Saeed Elahi said that after extensive deliberations and efforts we have prepared Strategy 2020 for humanitarian initiatives, these are aligned with IFRC. He said PRC has a galaxy of experienced and qualified people among its board of directors and management. He said PRC has made immense contribution towards uplifting communities in emergency situations. He said PRC has set out initiatives like youth volunteers, safety schools, climate change and road safety etc and we are following all these initiatives in true spirit.

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World Volunteering Week PRC for inclusion of humanitarian values in curricula

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ISLAMABAD:  Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC) on Thursday stressed the need for inclusion of Humanitarian values in the curriculum and syllabus of schools, colleges and universities.

Mandatory services as a Volunteer should be incorporated within the educational domain so as to develop a sense of humanity and responsibility within the minds of students. Private schools, colleges and universities should be asked to equip regular volunteer and community services and dispense emergency response trainings to all academic segments.

This was stated by PRC Chairman Dr Saeed Elahi while addressing a ceremony held to mark the World Volunteering Week with special focus on Role of Red Cross Red Crescent in promoting Humanitarian Values in Pakistan.

Governor Punjab Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana was the chief guest of the ceremony.

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PRC starts training of District Officers to launch National Health and Safety Movement across Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Red Crescent starts training of its newly recruited District Officers to launch National Health and Safety Movement in all districts of Pakistan.

PRC Secretary General Dr Rizwan Naseer welcomed the newly recruited district officers at the opening session of the training being conducted in collaboration with Pakistan Boy Scouts Association.

Dr Rizwan Naseer welcoming the newly recruited officers to the Red Crescent Family said that you all are ourbackbone for launching the National Health and Safety Movement on behalf of PRC Chairman Dr Saeed Elahi said that we believe that you people, wearing the red jackets, equipped with thorough and well designed trainings and filled with the fervor and spirit of humanity shall be our means to a safer, healthier and resilient Pakistan.

Your presence in entire length and breadth of Pakistan, engaging youth from schools, colleges, universities and other community organizations to bring  positive contribution towards their community and Red Crescent Scouts will be the first responders in case of any disasters at local level in their communities.

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