ISLAMABAD: Women from different walks of life participated in the function held here Friday to commemorate International Women Day, acknowledging the contribution of unsung heroines.
The event was arranged by French Embassy to Pakistan and attended by prominent Pakistani women including human rights activists, scholars and independent workers.
Addressing on the occasion, Ambassador of France, Philippe Thiebaud praised the courage and continuous efforts of the women and men working in the country to protect women’s rights, campaign for new laws and raise awareness about violence against women.
He stressed on the importance of education and skill development of women and reiterated the French Embassy’s commitment in the Northern region of the country where vocational training centers are being developed in partnership with the Aga Khan Foundation.
[…] Dr Saleem Baig, representative from Agha Khan Foundation and former MNA Dr Attiya Inayatullah also spoke on the occasion.