Female vice-chancellors unite to achieve gender equality

To celebrate International Women’s Day, the All-Pakistan Women Universities Consortium organised the first All Pakistan Women Universities Conference on Women and Leadership with the support of the Higher Education Commission and British Council, writes Afshan S Khan for The News.

The conference aimed to devise ways to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment in Pakistan. Female vice-chancellors from all seven member universities, including Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU); Govt College Women University, Faisalabad; Lahore College for Women University; Government College Women University, Sialkot; Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University; Women University, Swabi; and Government Sadiq College Women University, Bahawalpur, jointly organised the event.

In her opening remarks, Dr Saima Hamid, vice-chancellor of FJWU, proposed a four-point agenda for the consortium, including focusing on sustainability, participatory approaches, identifying priority areas, and establishing clear structures for effective strategy building.
Full report on The News site