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Global Go To Think Tank Index (GGTTI) 2020 launched                    111,75 Think Tanks across the world ranked in different categories.                SDPI is ranked 90th among “Top Think Tanks Worldwide (non-US)”.           SDPI stands 11th among Top Think Tanks in South & South East Asia & the Pacific (excluding India).            SDPI notches 33rd position in “Best New Idea or Paradigm Developed by A Think Tank” category.                SDPI remains 42nd in “Best Quality Assurance and Integrity Policies and Procedure” category.              SDPI stands 49th in “Think Tank to Watch in 2020”.            SDPI gets 52nd position among “Best Independent Think Tanks”.                           SDPI becomes 63rd in “Best Advocacy Campaign” category.                   SDPI secures 60th position in “Best Institutional Collaboration Involving Two or More Think Tanks” category.                       SDPI obtains 64th position in “Best Use of Media (Print & Electronic)” category.               SDPI gains 66th position in “Top Environment Policy Tink Tanks” category.                SDPI achieves 76th position in “Think Tanks With Best External Relations/Public Engagement Program” category.                    SDPI notches 99th position in “Top Social Policy Think Tanks”.            SDPI wins 140th position among “Top Domestic Economic Policy Think Tanks”.               SDPI is placed among special non-ranked category of Think Tanks – “Best Policy and Institutional Response to COVID-19”.                                            Owing to COVID-19 outbreak, SDPI staff is working from home from 9am to 5pm five days a week. All our staff members are available on phone, email and/or any other digital/electronic modes of communication during our usual official hours. You can also find all our work related to COVID-19 in orange entries in our publications section below.    The Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) is pleased to announce its Twenty-third Sustainable Development Conference (SDC) from 14 – 17 December 2020 in Islamabad, Pakistan. The overarching theme of this year’s Conference is Sustainable Development in the Times of COVID-19. Read more…       FOOD SECIRITY DASHBOARD: On 4th Nov, SDPI has shared the first prototype of Food Security Dashboard with Dr Moeed Yousaf, the Special Assistant to Prime Minister on  National Security and Economic Outreach in the presence of stakeholders, including Ministry of National Food Security and Research. Provincial and district authorities attended the event in person or through zoom. The dashboard will help the government monitor and regulate the supply chain of essential food commodities.

The Nation

Published Date: Apr 26, 2011

Violence against women – Speakers laud media for positive role

ISLAMABAD – Speakers at a seminar appreciate the positive role of media to generate public awareness addressing violence against women, and said that media is serving as catalyst in providing justice to the victims of gender violence.
Mome Saleem from SDPI shared findings from her re¬cently conducted research, which highlighted that media played a very pivotal role in ad¬dressing the violence against women. She said that they col¬lected about 40 case studies on incident of violence against women and found out that in 25 cases, media was instrumental in influencing authorities and. helping the victims.
She also narrated stories of two rape victims – 15-year-old Asma Khand and 12-year-old Anam, who were raped and denied justice but after persistent media coverage, relevant au thorities were forced to act, and get case registered. She pointed some gap such as juicy reporting of rape incidents and insisted upon shifting focus to punishment of culprits and projection of positive developments in violence against women. 
Sumera Abbasi said media can play an important role in the shaping of perceptions around women and their role in 1\ society. She said that media has definitely helped generate public awareness of the multiple problems facing women, such as violence of various a kinds.
Sara Duke concluded that media can and does perform two paradoxical roles in addressing violence against women. It can serve as a forum a to merely reflect discriminatory attitudes and beliefs, which further propagates acts of vio¬lence against women and the acceptance of it by a society.