Thatta women suffer vagaries of climate change

Sumera Ishfaq stressed the need for sustainable solutions in Thatta district

Our Correspondent March 09, 2024


Sindh Community Foundation celebrated International Day 08 March 2024 at One Call Management Hall, Thatta, supported by Pathfinder International with themes of invest women and accelerating progress.

Education Officer for the Thatta town Noonisa Palijo, Social Welfare Department Additional Director Khuda Bux Bahrani, Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF) leader Yasmeen Shah, MERF manager Iqra Panhwahar, Pathfinder International gender expert Sumera Ishafaq and Humaira Ali of SCF were speakers of the day.

Sumera Ishfaq highlighted climate change's adverse effects on women's health, stressing the need for sustainable solutions in Thatta district. She emphasized that the equal status of women and girls needs to accelerate progress for a healthy society in Pakistan. She emphasized gender equality's importance in advancing Pakistani society's health and advocated for women's inclusion in decision-making processes. She said that SCF aims to combat gender-based violence through awareness, engagement, and mobilization of male allies in Thatta.

Yasmeen Shah, said there is a need to accelerate the progress for women's empowerment in society. We must provide equal status, education, and health facilities and share in inheritance.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 9th, 2024.



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