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March 8, 2020

Women Day to be marked today

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March 8, 2020

ISLAMABAD: International Women Day will be marked today (March 8) in the federal capital, like across the globe, to acknowledge outstanding contributions rendered by womenfolk in diverse fields and to raising voices for ensuring their due rights in society.

This year’s Women’s day theme is I am Generation Equality: Realising Women’s Rights.

According to the programme schedule, issued here, different seminars ,conferences, walks and events would take place to highlight the significance of the role of Women’s in the state and society.

The main event of ‘Aurat Azadi March’ would be held in the capital on Sunday (today) by the Women Democratic Front (WDF), Awami Workers Party, Women’s Action Forum, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, Mazdoor Kissan Party and Progressive Students Federation.

The Aurat Azadi March will also be joined by a number of women from different walks of life at the National Press Club. A day-long programme featuring traditional food by women entrepreneurs, folk music and dance, artisan’s stalls, display of paintings by students and a seminar on Women rights and law in Pakistan will be arranged at the Lok Virsa.

The event will be arranged by the Ministry of Human Rights in collaboration with Lok Virsa and Potohar Development Organisation (PODA).

Foundation for Arts, Culture and Education (FACE) and World Bank will celebrate International Women Day on March 10 (Tuesday) through Artisanal Handicrafts, Interactive sessions, Sports, Food and Music. Pakistan Council of the Arts (PNCA) will arrange a seminar on Women Creativity and Challenges on March 10 to commemorate the day.

Jammu & Kashmir Islamic Political Party and Jammu & Kashmir Self Determination Movement International had organised a seminar titled Women’s Day. The Plight of Kashmiri Women on March 7 (Saturday). The seminar was organised to highlight the role of women and pay tribute to Aasiya Indrabi and other Kashmiri leaders. The United Nations first celebrated International Women’s Day during International Women’s Year in 1975. By 1977, the UN and its member states declared March 8 as an official day for Women’s rights and for world peace. Since then this day is being observed over the world.