Int’l Women Day today
ISLAMABAD: International Women Day will be marked today in the federal capital, like across the globe, to acknowledge outstanding contributions rendered by womenfolk in diverse fields and to raising voices for ensuring their due rights in society.
This year’s Women’s day theme is “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”.
According to the programme schedule issued here, different seminars, conferences, walks and events would take place to highlight the significance of the role of Women in the state and society.
The main event of ‘Aurat Azadi March’ would be held in the capital today by the Women Democratic Front (WDF), Awami Workers Party, Women’s Action Forum, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, Mazdoor Kissan Party and Progressive Students Federation.
The Aurat Azadi March will also be joined by a number of women from different walks of life at the National Press Club.
A day-long programme featuring traditional food by women entrepreneurs, folk music and dance, artisan’s stalls, display of paintings by students and a seminar on “Women rights and law in Pakistan” will be arranged at the Lok Virsa.
The event will be arranged by Ministry of Human Rights in collaboration with Lok Virsa and Potohar Development Organization (PODA). - APP