The Memorandum of Understanding between Sindh Human Rights Commission and Sindh Mental Health Authority has been signed on 26th November, 2020 in connection with 16 days of Activism with the main objective to advise the Government on all matters relating to promotion of mental health and prevention of mental disorder irrespective of gender and to recommend measures to improve existing mental health services and setting up of child and adolescence, psychogenetic, forensic, learning disability and community based services.
The ceremony was held in the presence of Justice ® Majida Razvi, Chairperson, Sindh Human Rights Commission and Senator Dr. Karim Ahmed Khawaja, Chairman SMHA.
Ms. Abida Lodhi, Secretary Sindh Human Rights Commission, Mr. Irshad Khokhar, Secretary Sindh Mental health Authority and Ms. Musarat Jabeen, Ex-Director Women Development Department were also present.
16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls.
The campaign runs every year from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women to 10 December, Human Rights Day.
It was done as during COVID-19 the number of domestic violence as whole human rights cases are increasing day by day.