Media persons were asked on Tuesday at a training workshop to focus on success stories of women so that a sense of empowerment can be associated with them.
During the two-day workshop, “Powerful Women Powerful Nation”, participants shared their field experiences as journalists and noted that the prevailing mindset can be changed through education and training to promote female empowerment.
As an exercise, journalists were divided in to three groups, print, radio and electronic and asked to brainstorm and present case studies of successful women. The case studies highlighted the relativity of success for women in Pakistan: a lower middle-class woman who runs a household and works despite familial pressures to succeed in her own right.
Women fall prey to the glass ceiling and sticky floor phenomena, the former being the inability to progress and the latter resulting in a denial, said Uks Research Centre Director Tasneem Ahmar. The workshop was organised by CIPE and Uks.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 26th, 2012.