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Measures being taken for promotion of gender equality: Zakia

Lahore: Begum Zakia Shahnawaz, Provincial Minister for Higher Education, highlighted various actions taken by the Government of Pakistan for promotion of gender equality.
She appreciated the efforts of GWU and LCWU for holding a well organized and successful conference. In closing ceremony of the three days International Conference on Global Gender Perspectives, held by the Department of Gender & Development Studies, Lahore College for Women University” in collaboration with the Global Gender Program of The George Washington University, USA. She said that such opportunities help in bringing together leading academic social scientists, researchers and research scholars for exchanging experiences and research results on important aspects of Gender and Development Studies. More than 100 national and international presenters participated and over 100 research papers were presented in the conference. Participants from USA, UK, Sweden, Germany, Norway, and Nepal also presented papers in conference.
The Acting Vice Chancellor LCWU, Prof. Dr. Uzma Quraeshi, in her closing speech at the 1st International Conference on Gender Studies, highly admired and praised the team of women institute of leadership and learning for incorporating what was envisioned for the conference. It has meant the first event of its nature and magnitude in Pakistan in the field of gender studies. This conference is a milestone towards getting better understanding of cultural constructs and social inequalities, which consequently leads to the possibilities of greater collaboration between countries.
The faculty of both sides; Department of Gender and Development Studies, Lahore College for Women University and George Washington University, USA shared their learning experiences and opportunities for sustainability at the panel discussion.
While speaking at the closing ceremony, Dr Sarah Shahed, Director Women Institute of leadership and Learning, said that this conference has opened new horizons for new researchers to explore and understand the contemporary gender issues from multiple perspective. She also extended her gratitude to all speakers, national and international guests and scholars.

Source: Pakistan Observer

Byline: Salim Ahmed

November 17, 2016

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