The Australian high commissioner on Thursday launched the Australia Awards Women in Leadership Network to support Pakistani women in leadership roles, said a press release.
The network will engage women alumni of the Australia Awards scholarship program in Pakistan. The Women in Leadership Network is an Australian Government regional initiative involving Australia Awards Alumni from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
High Commissioner Margaret Adamson observed that gender equality was essential for successful economic and social development globally and noted that gender equality was at the core of Australia’s foreign policy. Adamson added that the network would support the Pakistani government’s commitment to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in regard to the empowerment of women.
“This leadership network initiative will provide Australia Awards alumni in Pakistan with opportunities to connect and learn from other inspiring women in the South Asia region,” the high commissioner said.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 25th, 2016.
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