ISLAMABAD: With a purpose to raise awareness on violence against women, civil society under the banner of ‘We Can’ celebrated 100 Years of International Women’s Day here on Tuesday in a string of programmes including literary discourse, book launching, and cultural performances for improving the status of women globally and reversing all forms of violence against women (VAW). Former MNA’s, dignitaries, politicians, bureaucrats, art lovers, and a number of students participated in the events. MNA Marvi Memon was the chief guest on the occasion while Sardar Assef Ahmed Ali, Neva Humaira Khan, Country Head, Oxfam GB, PNCA DG Tauqir Nasir was also present on the occasion.
Addressing at the Centenary Celebrations of International Women Day, Marvi Memon said that the struggle of women of Pakistan had not been without success and that there were many aspects of achievements to celebrate on that promising day. “The International Women’s Day Centenary should make the women of past proud, the women of current inspired, and the women of the future envisioned,” Memon remarked.
Neva Humaira Khan, Country Head, Oxfam GB said that ‘We Can’ Campaign has successfully generated over 3,50,000 Change Makers across 41 districts in Pakistan inculcating awareness around gender inequalities with positive shifts in paradigms towards all forms of violence against women. “With the help of these Change Makers, millions of people have been enabled to address violence in their homes and other spheres of life”, said Dr. Noreen Khalid, Manager EVAW and Girls Education, Oxfam GB.Daily time.