31 October 2019


Seminar on Women Digital Empowerment

Welcome Party The Vice Chancellor Women University, Prof Dr. Imtiaz Ali Khan, while addressing a seminar on Women Digital Empowerment here at the Women University Swabi said that the provision of rights to women in the society was critical for development of the country. The seminar was jointly organized by the Institute of Management Sciences Peshawar and Women University Swabi.

Prof Dr. Imtiaz Ali Khan said that the gender bias was still deeply embedded in our society and cultures and we should start eliminating this menace from our own houses and families. He said that economies, and political and social empowerment of women would allow them to play important role in the development of the country. Dr. Imtiaz Ali khan said that women and girls society in our society faced unacceptable levels of discrimination and abuse. He said that we should give full rights and end the discrimination against women and girls. He commended the efforts of IM Sciences and GIz for taking the step for empowering women digitally. He said that women were facing hardships and threats to their lives, health and well- being as a result of being overburdened with work and of their lack of power and influence. Prof Dr. Imtiaz Ali khan said that the empowerment of women and the improvement of their political, social and economic status was essential for the achievement of sustainable development.

Prof Dr. Imtiaz Ali khan also high-lighted the initiatives taken to solve the problems of students and faculty in the Women University Swabi.

While speaking to the students and faculty member, the Joint Director of IM Sciences, Prof. Dr. Usman Ghani said that women digital empowerment was a very good initiative of the KP government and he thanked the generous financial support of the GIZ and Swiss Agency for Development (SDC). He said that the WDE portal was IT based dialogue and feedback mechanism which would engage women digitally in solving their problems. He said that the feedback mechanism would also allow women and girls to give their suggestions and recommendation for legislation in the province for bringing improvement in their lives.

The seminar was followed by the question answer session and the student appreciated the efforts and initiative of IM Sciences for the betterment of women.

Glimpse of the Seminar on Women Digital Empowerment