Economic empowerment is imperative for national progress

Bagh (AJK), February 21:  Society cannot progress without active participation of women in public and economic life. Technical and vocational education and training can play an important role in economic empowerment of women.

Various speakers expressed these views on the occasion of   awarding certificates among women who completed their courses at Women Vocational Centre.

Press for Peace (PFP)’s Women Vocational programme is arranging vocational training for women to give them equal opportunities in social and economic lives.

Addressing on this occasion prominent local social worker Khawaja Arshad Dar said that people should change their mind-set about women in order to make our society equitable and progressive.

Yousaf Kashmiri said that Women Vocational Project has trained a large number of rural women which are supporting their livelihoods by utilising their new knowledge and skills.

Imran Gillani PFP District Coordinator informed that more ‘women vocational centers (WVCs) would be established in far-flung areas to provide equal opportunities of learning and training to women.

The PFP representatives Zahid Gillani, Shoukat Tamoore, Rubina Naaz, Nazia Khursheed and others appreciated the role of local organisations for the development of women and other marginalized segments of society.

The speakers also lauded the matchless struggle waged by late Asma Jahangir for the deprived communities of the country. They said that entire country is praying peace for her soul.

“She played an active role for the rights of voiceless segments of society and proved to be beacon of hope for everyone,” the speakers added.

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