Equality: ‘Women’s rights need to be protected’

Published: March 8, 2014
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Women Right Association organizes a candle light vigil on International Women Day. PHOTO: APP

Women Right Association organizes a candle light vigil on International Women Day. PHOTO: APP

FAISALABAD: 

Educated women with decision making powers can bring a change in society, Government College University, Faisalabad (GCUF) Vice Chancellor Zakir Hussain said on Friday.

He was speaking at a seminar on Inspiring Change through Women Empowerment organised by the UAF to mark the International Women’s Day.

Emphasising the need for protecting women’s rights, Hussain said educated women were better at raising educated families.

Prof Surayya Zakir said that education was necessary for women because most women were unaware of their rights.

MPA Najma Afzal said, “We need to raise our voice for the protection of women rights.”

“Seventy members in the Provincial Assembly are women… we are all united on one platform for the protection of women’s rights,” he said.

Member of Punjab Assembly Madiha Rana and Faculty of Sciences and Technology Dean Noreen Aziz Qureshi praised the GCUF for organising the seminar.

Earlier, a walk was organised to raise awareness about the International Women’s Day.

Hussain also declared lecturers Tehseen Gulzar and Tayyaba Ali the best teachers of the year and awarded them gold medals. 

Published in The Express Tribune, March 8th, 2014.

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