Gender equality: UN sponsored cricket day held for girls

A total of 350 spectators, organisers and cricket players took part in the event


APP October 12, 2016

ISLAMABAD: UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, and Unicef, the United Nations Children’s Fund, commemorated the UN International Day of the Girl Child with a cricket day for girls. The event took place at Pakistan Sweet Homes last Saturday, and more than 70 girls from four different schools and 15women from the expatriate community participated, says a press release. A total of 350 spectators, organisers and cricket players took part in the event. Young girls from Mashal Model School, Millennium Roots Schools, National Special Education Centre and Pakistan Sweet Homes played a number of cricket matches in an all-day tournament to celebrate the day. Mahyad Tavakoli, Charg‚ d’Affaires at the Embassy of Sweden, was chief guest at the event, and several other dignitaries from the diplomatic corps and government participated throughout the day.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 12th, 2016.

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