Speakers discuss role of women in conflict prevention, peacemaking

LAHORE: Audio system at a seminar on Thursday mentioned girls are usually not solely one of many key drivers of change, but additionally act as brokers of battle prevention and peacemaking and reconcilers in peace-building efforts in a specific society.

Addressing a one-day workshop titled “Function of Ladies in Selling Peace in a Various Society” held on the Lahore College of Administration Sciences (LUMS) and organised by FemSoc and Hum AaHang in collaboration with the Campus Local weather Unit of the Dean of Scholar Affairs Workplace, they mentioned the position and contribution of girls to the tradition of peace isn’t solely essential as a result of they signify virtually half of the worldwide inhabitants, but additionally as a result of they’re one of many key drivers of change of mindsets and cultures.

Campus Local weather Supervisor Hiba Zakai delivered the welcome tackle, whereas Punjab Minister for Well being Dr Yasmeen Rashid, MNA Romina Khurshid Alam, former MNA Dr Samia Raheel Qazi, Balochistan Meeting former speaker Rahila Durrani, Okara Deputy Commissioner Maryam Khan, Islamic Analysis Institute (IRI) Director Common (DG) Dr Ziaul Haq, Hum AaHang President Fatima Mohsin Naqvi, FemSoc President Nawal Zahra, psychologist Dr Fia Paracha and College of Lahore Dean Dr Rabia spoke on the event.

“Ladies and their empowerment are essential in advancing the tradition of peace in all its vectors – schooling, sustainable financial and social improvement, human rights and equality, democratic participation, tolerance and understanding – in any respect ranges within the household, group, nation, area and globally,” they mentioned.

“There is no such thing as a query that the tradition of peace requires the participation of girls, particularly younger girls. So, their empowerment is significant to make sure that not less than half of the humanity is liberated from violence and discrimination, has the ability of decision-making, and has the financial muscle to nurture a tradition of peace and rollback the tides of extremism and terrorism,” the audio system mentioned.

Additionally they known as for bettering entry to schooling of women, offering a safe atmosphere for them to be taught, breaking down gender stereotypes at school curricula, advancing understanding, tolerance and solidarity, and finally spreading a tradition of gender equality which is able to result in a tradition of peace within the society.

Punjab Minister for Well being Dr Yasmeen Rashid spoke in regards to the impacts of hormonal modifications on behaviour, particularly in girls, whereas former MNA Dr Samia Raheel Qazi threw gentle on the position of girls in selling peace within the gentle of Holy Quran and Sunnah.

Of their speeches, MNA Romina Khurshid Alam and IRI DG Dr Ziaul Haq launched “Paigham-e-Pakistan” and “Dukhtran-e-Pakistan” initiatives of the federal government of Pakistan, launched with an purpose to advertise the narrative of peace within the nation and defeat the forces of extremism and terrorism by way of unity, brotherhood, tolerance and an inclusive method.

College of Lahore Dean Dr Rabia mentioned the position of girls in selling peace by countering social and cultural taboos, and Balochistan Meeting former speaker Rahila Durrani laid emphasis on the accountability of the parliament to have interaction totally different segments of society, particularly girls, to advertise peace and stability within the nation.

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