HUNZA, May 28: Speakers at a workshop on Thursday stressed the need for provision of development-friendly environment in Gilgit-Baltistan.
The event aimed at initiating a debate on contemporary issues and future strategies for a gender-sensitive development process in Hunza and Nagar valleys. It was jointly organised by the Hyderabad Local Support Organisation and the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) in Karimabad.
A large number of women representatives of local support groups, civil society organisations, councillors and government officials attended the workshop.
Speakers stressed the educated women to participate in the political process in order to solve the problems of women. GilgitBaltistan lacked basic human and Constitutional rights which further worsened the role and rights of women in the region, they added.
Some speakers and partici pants, however, blamed the NGOs for depoliticising the society and “trapping great minds”. Based on the recommendations, an advocacy group would be formed to lobby for women-related issues in Hunza-Nagar, organisers said.
via Dawn ePaper.
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