Women Jirga highlight challenges to women

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Staff Reporter

In the spirit of celebrating International Women’s Day, Pak-Afghan Youth Forum held an all-female Youth Jirga, in order to highlight the success stories apart from the challenges that women face from both Pakistan and Afghanistan.

PAYF in series of its regular Jirga’s which are organized bi-monthly, dedicated this Jirga to women specifically which was hosted, moderated and participated by females from all walks of life.

The event titled as “Women Leadership and Future Challenges – Sharing Nation Building Processes”, followed various aspects of life of a women, exploring the different roles that they play in their communities.

All the panelists as role models in particular professions, had vast experience to share apart from many odds and challenges.

The discussion also explored how outbreak of COVID-19 and the resulting implementation of the lockdown, gave rise to different issues for women in terms of the different areas they work in.

During the discussion, it was emphasized that there is a dire need to educate young girls and women for the awareness of their basic rights.

It was also highlighted that women need to support each other and how the legislation for various issues is providing strength in terms of women empowerment.