An event was held here on Sunday at the Avari Hotel Lahore under the auspices of the Government of Punjab Women Development Department and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to commemorate the International Women’s Day 2020 on the theme of paces promoting safe and dignified works.
GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi participated in the panel discussion along with Additional Chief Secretary Energy Ms. Irum Bukhari, MPA & Advocate Supreme Court Ms. Shamsa Ali and other eminent women. The Vice Chancellor laid a stress on economic empowerment of women, especially young girls, by providing opportunities, funds and training to become entrepreneurs.
Prof. Zaidi highlighted the initiatives taken by GCU Lahore by providing equal opportunities to women to lead the academic and administrative departments.
The panelists also deliberated upon issues related to sexual harassment and challenges for persons with disability. They also stressed on the use of technology to ensure the safety of women in public spaces.
GCU senior women faculty members including Prof. Dr. Faiza Sharif, Dr. Sobia Tahir, Dr. Ghazala Yasmeen Butt, Dr. Shahzia and Dr. Farzana also attended the event.