Peshawar: 04 June: Peshawar University (Upesh) has announced that Participant’s students of the workshop on Youth for Women Development in Pakistani Campuses underlined the need for female student’s societies at Universities. They urged for the establishment of female security organizations and awareness about various rules and regulations enacted for women protection in Pakistan, as, integral for streamlining women in leadership. Many were of the view that females should be motivated to represent themselves in University rules and laws and stressed upon the creation of day care centre at Universities for facilitation of married female students.
The two days workshop was organized by Institute of Social Work, Sociology and Gender Studies University of Peshawar in collaboration with USAID and local nongovernmental organizations BARGAD and Aurat Foundation. The chief guest of the closing ceremony was Prof. Dr. Sara Safdar.
Addressing the closing ceremony Director Institute of Social Work Sociology and Gender Studies, UoP said the workshop is being organized to unearthed realization of potential among female students and to listen to their sentiments. He added that female are considered lesser in our society and the same has become an attitude.
Our organization is working on youth development program in fifty seven Universities within the country, said Saiqa Rani, representative of NGO, Bargad. She added, initially ten Universities have been selected for this purpose where female students are given awareness about the HEC Anti Harassment guidelines and other related issues. The representative member said that forty seven percent of the total enrollments in varsities across Pakistan are females and giving them conducive environment for study should be first priority in order to bring them into mainstream and helm of affairs of the country.
The chief guest Prof. Dr. Sara Safrdar said, youth is our assets and if guided properly can contribute a great deal to the economy of the country.
She also gave away certificates to the participating students. Around one hundred students participated in the workshop.
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