Seminar on Gender-based Violence, Impact and Needs

Savaira hosted a seminar on gender-based violence, impact, and needs by Dr. Asha Bedar, a psychologist with expertise in mental and emotional health, gender issues, violence against women and children as well as peace and human rights education. The seminar was attended by over 50 participants, including postgraduate psychiatry students, psychiatrists, psychologists, and psychiatric ward staff at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC). The focus of the seminar was on fundamental responses of survivors in clinical settings. Dr. Bedar passionately explained social, legal, and clinical response mechanisms, emphasizing the importance of referral mechanisms for those affected by gender-based violence. The session, tailored to the diverse audience, highlighted the critical role of psychologists in addressing gender-based violence, abuse, and trauma.Savaira is proud to have facilitated an event that not only contributed to the professional growth of mental health practitioners but also aimed to create a more compassionate and informed community dedicated to combating gender-based violence. The seminar stands as a testament to our commitment to fostering awareness, empathy, and collaboration in the pursuit of a safer and more just society.