Women On Wheels
As part of the United Nation’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence from November 26 to December 10, the Chief Minister’s Law and Order Special Monitoring Unit has launched a campaign called Women on Wheels aimed at empowering women, making public spaces more accessible and safer for them, raising awareness on gender-based violence and harassment on the streets, and increasing women’s mobility by providing them free lessons in motorbike driving, in collaboration with the City Traffic Police Lahore’s Driving School. The Department for Women Development has also been taken on board.
SMU’s Salman Sufi, Chief Traffic Officer Tayyab Hafeez Cheema and MPAs Farhana Afzal and Marie Gill addressed the participants of the training and announced that and a motorcycle rally would be organized soon. Salman Sufi also assured that deliberations over the women protection Bill are underway and efforts are being made to make it as comprehensive as possible.
Registration for training for the motorbike rally is being done on a rolling basis. Women wishing to join the rally are requested to send an email with their name, their CNICs and phone numbers to [email protected] after which short-listed candidates would be contacted and provided with free training lessons. Preference would be given to women participating in the rally for the provision of scooters.