IWD observed at Greenwich University

Karachi: On the eve of International Women`s Day, Greenwich University organized a Conference on Thursday, at its Karachi campus on Thursday.

The theme of the Conference was “Significant Change and Attitudinal Shift in both Women and Society since the Inception of Pakistan”.

Addressing the conference, the speakers called upon spreading women education, especially among girls in the rural areas. They said that it is pity that most rural women could not read and write the language which they speak. They were of the view that discrimination against women still exists in the rural society, and the attitude is the same, it has not changed.

They urged the educated women to go to the villages, interact with the rural women and create awareness among them about their rights. They noted that women have played very important role for democracy in the country.

Those who spoke included Professor Nazeer Naz, Professor Laila Bana, Sheema Kirmani, Zofeen Ebrahim, Rehana Naseer, Durrani Qasim and Kanwal Hashmat.

Avery large number of people from different walks of life and students attended the conference.