Posted on 2021-03-08

GCU holds seminar on role of women in male dominated society

A seminar on role of women in male dominated society was held here at the GC University Lahore in connection with the Women's Day to discuss the different stereotypes and challenges faced by females range from an uncomfortable sense of being viewed as less rational, excessively sensitive and less capable of performing certain activities, to the difficulty of reconciling work with motherhood.
Eminent jurist Justice (r) Nasira Javed Iqbal, Lahore High Court judge Hon'ble Justice Ms. Ayesha A. Malik, human rights advocate Ms. Anooshay Shaigon addressed the seminar chaired by Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi.
The seminar was organized by the University's Quaid-e-Azam Political Science Society.
The speakers stressed that there are still many barriers in the way of women's progression which reinforces the importance of present-day gender studies. They asked women to fear none, raise their head high and make their own way in all fields of life.
Hon'ble Justice Ayesha A. Malik said that said women are confident, they are strong and they have a mind of their own and it's the only the perception that needs to be changed. She shared her experience and challenges of working as an advocate and later as judge with young girls participating in the seminar.
Justice Ayesha A. Malik remembered she had been told all her childhood that law was not a suitable profession for women, but she persisted and followed her passion and made a space for her in this field.
Justice (r) Nasira Javed Iqbal said all days are women's days; talking about women's rights for one day in a year is not enough. "There is the need for action, too, and for demanding rights 365 days a year," she said.
Justice (r) Nasira Iqbal stressed that Pakistan could not progress without the equal participation of women in its economy, but unfortunately women are not freely allowed to get higher education and peruse carriers of their choice, she said.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Asghar Zaidi said he expects from the young Ravian girls to become trendsetters and make their mark in the professional lives especially in the male dominated fields and change the mindset of the society. He said only strong men can support women.

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