PESHAWAR: Women and students staged a walk here on Friday to highlight the importance of women’s education in connections with World Week of Education.
The walk, organised under the auspices of Khwendo Kor, saw a number of men, women and children carrying banners and placards with slogans in favour of female education.
Balqis Ismail, programme manager at Khwendo Kor, said, “No country can progress and develop till it provides education to women and girls.”
She urged the government to stress on women’s education and provide equal education to them.
She said women require assistance and encouragement, and besides religious education, they should also be provided “social education”.
Ismail urged the girls to acknowledge the need and concentrate on education to play a role in the progress and development of the country.
She called for making female education compulsory and said that only educated women could build the character of the youth.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 7th, 2011.
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