‘Educated women raise cultured families’

Seminar highlights role of women in nation building

Our Correspondent April 18, 2024
Educated mother and children. PHOTO: FILE


The role of educated mother is very essential for the development of societies as she can easily educate her children proficiently, and the home environment she creates can guarantee a well-educated and well-behaved family. These views were expressed by the of the Sindh Higher Education Commission Charter Inspection and Evaluation Committee Director General DrNauman Ahsan.

He was addressing the inaugural session of the seminar organized by the Center of Excellence for Women's Studies of the University of Karachi in collaboration with the KU Faculty of Law, KU Students' Advisor Office, KU Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization, and Sindh Higher Education Commission in connection with the International Women's Day 2024.

The KU CEWS's seminar titled "Dukhtaran-e-Pakistan: Accelerating Gender Equality, Economic Empowerment and Peace Building and Perception Management", was held at the Karachi University Business Auditorium on Wednesday. Dr. Ahsan shared that as Pakistanis we all break each and every rule and regulation but as soon as we land on the soil of any other country we are willing to obey and follow their rules without any hesitation.

During his presidential address, Vice Chancellor of KU, Professor Dr. Khalid Mahmood Iraqi said that countries cannot be developed without promoting gender equality and empowering women. He mentioned that the money spent on education is not an expense but an investment for our future, and added that without quality education we cannot achieve our goals. Dr. Iraqi observed that we need to do more work to empower women in Pakistan. He said that women should have the freedom to make their own decisions about their future. He believes that women are strong pillars of society.

A speaker, the Director of the State Bank of Pakistan Museum, Dr. Asma Ibrahim stated that the purpose of coming into the world is not just to live but to do something that remains us alive even after we leave the world. She urged that there is a need to deal with it instead of running away from it. Sharing her experiences with the audience, she mentioned from her life experiences that if we decide to achieve our goal, no setback can stop us.

Another speaker, the KU Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Professor Dr. Shaista Tabassum reminded the audience that Islam has given rights to women which are unmatchable with any other religion.

Earlier, the KU Director of the Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization, Dr. Syeda Hoorul-Ain said that the education of a man is only the education of an individual, but educating a woman is educating the whole family. She said that in our country, women are progressing rapidly in the field of education. "We can progress only by empowering women. Today, women are developing their skills in every field of life."

On this occasion, KU Students' Advisor, Dr. Nosheen Raza said that thanks to the struggle of women around the world, women's rights and gender equality are rapidly improving, but, still they have to face hardship in third world countries

Published in The Express Tribune, April 18th, 2024.


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