World Red Cross Red Crescent Day observed


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is affected by natural disasters and calamities and despite all the challenges our country is heading in a right direction and humanitarian institutions like Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC) has become the voice of the heart of every person due to its fast track relief operations and speedy response in emergency situations.

This was stated by Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Iqbal Zafar Jaghra while addressing a ceremony held to celebrate World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day in Fatima Jinnah Auditorium at Pakistan Red Crescent National Headquarters. “I salute PRC for its promising efforts for community betterment and for its role in relief operations”, he added. He said that TDPs are our guests and InshaAllah they will return their homes safe and sound by the end of November 2016.

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


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


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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