Rawalpindi – (Educational Reporter) Courses Coordinator Office Fatima Jinnah Women Universityorganized a panel discussion on “Glass Ceiling & Women in Pakistan”. Panel discussion Guest Speakerswere Federal Ombudsperson Ms.Kashmala Tariq, Former Chief Justice, Lahore High Court Justice(R) Nasira JavaidIqbal,Assistant District Officer, Frontier Constabulary Ms. Amna Baig andAuthor, Social Activist and Gender ExpertDr. Fouzia Saeedwas the moderator of the event.
Ms. Kashmala Tariq said equality and balance can only be achieved when the societal mindset changes, and both women and men must play an equal role in this change.She further added that the path to gender equality remains a bumpy one but in certain areas progress has been much better than expected. There are women in parliament, women in discourse and there have been some remarkable achievements. But we are still lagging behind in health, in primary and secondary education. Women continue to be ghettoized. There are still social shackles, barriers, ceilings and walls against the advancement of women.”
Justice(R) Nasira Javaid Iqbal said thatthe country still has a massive problem with gender-based violence, in the form of rape, forced marriage, child marriage, acid attacks and so-called ‘honor killings’.
In the event panelist discussed challenges faced by women in society and what are the ways to solve these issues.
Vice chancellor Dr. Saima Hamid thanked all the guest speakers and recommended strongly that these kind of events should be frequently arranged. At the end Vice Chancellor Dr. Saima Hamid presented souvenir to respected Guests. A large number of faculty members and student also participated in the panel discussion.