Karachi—The enacted laws for the safety and protection of women be implemented in true letter and spirit to ensure a healthy society.
This was stressed by Prof. Dr. Nabeel Zuberi, Chairman Sociology Department Karachi University, while speaking at a seminar on ‘Women’s rights and empowerment: Gender equality for sustainable development, an official of the University said on Saturday.
Prof. Dr. Nabeel Zuberi further stated women are advancing in every walk of life in the contemporary age but they are still fighting for their rights and safety.
Director General Sindh Civil Services Academy Iqbal Dewan said that women are fully aware that their rights could play a positive role in the society.
Human Rights Activist Rana Asif said that gender equality is not just an objective but a dire need.
Dowry culture needs to be eliminated and women must be given their due rights, he added.
Ensuring gender equality and justice is pivotal for societal growth, he said.
Dr. Kausar Perveen, Department of Sociology KU, said that consultation with men is pivotal for empowerment of women and implementation of women protection rights.
Islam does advocate it and gives equal rights to the women.
Member Bar Council Sindh Zia Awan said ‘Absence of political will is the reason behind the non-implementation of women protection laws.
Faculty Member Sociology Department KU Nausheen Raza while delivering the welcome address, emphasized on the women empowerment and termed it pivotal for societal growth.
She added that men are an important part of the society and they need to support the women in achieving the greater goal of gender equality and women empowerment.
A society based on gender equality will be a source of nation’s progress, she said.