Pakistanis celebrate Women's Day

Christians for women's rights

On the eve of International Women's Day on March 8, Christian and Muslim women called for freedom to work and to receive better opportunities overall at an event at the Dominican Peace Center in Lahore. More than 100 participants attended the meeting, including women religious, religious leaders and women leaders. They met under the motto of this year's International Women's Day “#PressforProgress”.

Above all, women underlined some of the fundamental rights that they actually have but that are not always granted to them in Pakistan: the right to drive, the right. to run in elections, the right to inherit and support the family, and the right to an education. They also highlighted the lack of help centers and the regular harassment they are exposed to on the street or at work.

The meeting was organized by the United Religious Initiative (Uri) Pakistan. This organization unites 54 associations and societies with the aim of creating interreligious peace and harmony. The initiative organizes seminars on emancipation and against violence against women. For the past eleven years they have also given hygiene courses and tailoring courses for women who live in rural areas. Training courses for management positions and communication were added last year.

Since 1911, women around the world have been drawing attention to problems caused by a lack of equality on International Women's Day.

(asianews - nv)