Women Rights: Situation is not satisfactory awareness campaigns must be launched by Govt.
Distinguished ladies from different sectors stated that Situation of providing rights in Pakistan is not satisfactory and agreed that awareness campaigns must be launched so that common women may know about their basic rights. Speaking with News line, They emphasized that women rights in fact are the human rights, enshrined by the UNO and constitution of Pakistan. No religion treads and tramps the women, all the religions including Islam, Christianity and Hinduism give the preaching to respect women and give them their rights. Islam emphasized on legacy for women, particularly.
Executive Director ASDP Amina Zaman
Executive Director ASDP Amina Zaman said that women must be treated equally to men. It’s their right to live free from violence, slavery, and discrimination; to be educated; to own property; to have legacy: to vote; and to earn a fair and equal wage. The situation of shielding women rights in Pakistan is not much pleasing and much more work have to be done in this respect.
Vice Chancellor GCWUF Faisalabad Dr. Sofia Answer
The Vice Chancellor GC Women University Faisalabad Dr. Sofia Answer expressed that the women are the 48% population of the globe and it is essential to get economic development that females should be educated, healthy and actively participated in all the spheres of life. In Pakistan, females literacy rate is very low. Only mere proportion of young age females having higher education out of 21 million young women in Pakistan. The country can include this youth into prosperous human capita by education, especially skilled education. The skilled base education is necessary to empower the females. In GCWUF we are trying to provide quality education but same time we are providing the opportunities of skilled education and training to make them prolific citizens. There is a need of education that polished the skills of women and able them for entrepreneurship in future instead of only job seekers.
Chairperson Sociology GCUF Dr. Zahra Batool
The chairperson of sociology department GC University Faisalabad Dr Zahra Batool stated that the females are the essential part of human world. The social setup depends on women and they must be provided equal opportunities. The women are courageous, potential and dignified and they should have opportunities of education and empowered to meet the social and economic challenges.
Assistant Professor Media Studies GCUF Dr. Irem Sultana
Assistant Professor of Media studies department GC University Faisalabad Dr. Irem Sultana expressed that discrimination must be sidestepped in all respects including the basses of gender. We all have to work at his own level to giving rights to the women. The girls must be educated equally with boys at every home and its fundamental responsibility of all the parents to give girls equal opportunity of education.
Ex-MPA Noor un Nisa Malik
Former Member Punjab Assembly and Leader of Pakistan Peoples’ Party Noor un Nisa Malik also spoke on women rights. Mrs. Malik said that As the now-famous saying goes, “women’s rights are human rights”. That is to say, women are entitled to all of the rights which everyone has. Yet almost everywhere around the world, women and girls are still denied, often simply because of their gender. The PPP always raised voice for women rights and work for it in the country. The first women prime minister of Muslim world (Benazir Bhutto) was belongs to PPP. The first women Bank in and separate Women Police Stations are also established by PPP Pakistan.
Executive Director AWAM Nazia Sardar
Executive Director Association for Women for Awareness and Motivation (AWAM) Nazia Sardar said that women are still deprived from their rights. The situation of protecting women rights in Pakistan is not much satisfactory even the 70 years has gone that UNO protected these tights. Women are still facing gender violence and discrimination all around the world and situation is Pakistan is also not good in this respect. There must be focused on women right protection mechanism and it must be easiest at implementation scenario.
Ex-member PCSW Shazia George
Former member Punjab Commission for Status of Women Shazia George said that progress about women rights protection is uneven. There are a large number of ladies in work but they have no equal wages. The figures shows, yet girls are still more likely than boys to be out of school, particularly at the secondary level, in Pakistan. The UN Millennium Development Goals set specific targets to reduce to increased gender equality in education, work, and representation but situation in Pakistan is very poor.
President Aitbar Foundation Nasreen Bukhari
The President Aitbar Foundation Nasreen Bukhari said every woman and girl can realize and enjoy her human rights, only when they have full knowledge and access to their rights. The women still have no much knowledge about their rights – from equal pay and land ownership rights to sexual rights, freedom from violence, access to education, and maternal health rights – will true equality exist. Only when women have taken leadership and peacemaking roles and have an equal political voice will economies and countries be transformed. And only then will all women and girls have the self-determination they are entitled to.