FAISALABAD: The Institute of Home Sciences, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad organised women cycling rally and displayed sculptures depicting different phases of women empowerment to mark 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.
The one kilometer cycling rally started from the Institute of Home Science in which more than 40 students took part.
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While speaking to the participants, Institute Chairperson Dr Farah Riaz said, “Pakistan comprises of 50% women and their empowerment is prerequisite to compete with the rest of the world.”
She added, “It is the need of hour to ensure their participation in economic activities and to fight taboos being created in the name of gender discrimination.”
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She said a hostel for 1,000 female students had been established and another hostel for thousand women will be established with the help of federal government.
Meanwhile, Dr Izhar Ahmad Khan said the UAF was taking all-out efforts to promote cycling in women and such initiatives would pave the way for development.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 11th, 2016.
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