A pre-planned suggestive discussion on the prevention of child and forced marriages was organized by Peshawar University Teachers’ Association (PUTA) and Department of Social Work, University of Peshawar in collaboration with UN-WOMEN Pakistan.
In order to prevent child and forced marriages trend and to talk comprehensively on the child marriages prevention bill, presented in the provincial assembly, an extensive discussion took place. The gathering aims to note down the suggestions and opinions of the educational experts.
The Chairman of Social Work Department, Dr.Shakeel Ahmad, the Chairman of Criminology Dr. Basharat Husain and the UN-WOMEN KP Chapter head Zainab Qaisar Khan were the chief guests of the suggestive discussion. Despite this the Vice President of PUTA Professor Dr. Kaneez Fatima, the Chairmen of Islamiyat Department, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, College of Home economics, Law college, Philosophy and many males and females students participated.
The organizer of the event, Dr. Muhammad Ibrar of Social Work Department shared the aims and purposes of the programs with the participants. He said in his presentation that according to the Health and Demographic Survey of Pakistan 2017-18; 50% women as compared to 34% female are deprived from education, in accordance to the survey 22.3 percent females can’t get education due to early child marriages.
The Chairman of Social Work Department, Dr. Shakeel Ahmad, said in his speech that the constitution of Pakistan repudiates the discrimination of sex and give guarantee for the equal rights of men and women.
Professor Dr. Kaneez Fatima emphasizing on women education concluded that government should collectively cater for the facilities for the development.