FAISALABAD: A two-day workshop on ‘Gender equality and justice’ started at the New Senate Hall University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) on Thursday. The inaugural session of the workshop was presided over by UAF vice chancellor Professor Iqrar Ahmed Khan. The vice chancellor said three years ago, 40 female teachers were serving in the university but the number had risen to 120. He said that at present the university staff included over 35 percent women, although the number was considerably lower thirty years ago. Local and international consultants on gender issues including Mubasshar Saeed, Syed Saghir Bukhari from United Nations, Dr Sanjeev from Nepal and Ms Neelum Hussain also spoke on the occasion.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 15th, 2011.
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