KARACHI: Better education and vocational training are the dire needs for women in the modern era. Women are more than 50 percent of Pakistan’s population but due to lack of education and social vision they have become isolated and neglected segment of the society.
This was stated by University of Karachi’s Centre of Excellence for Women’s Director Prof Dr Nasreen Aslam Shah while addressing in session entitled “Need and Significance of Social Research in Karachi” held at University’s premises, which was organized by Department of Social Work.
Dr Nasreen said World has become global age due to modern technology which can become a provocative factor to start a revolutionary movement in order to inculcate social vision and vocational education among the women which will also strengthen our country’s economic, social and political development. Megacity like Karachi needs modern strategy and there should be training centres in every district which will give boost to the home industry and provide the women economic prosperity and confidence.
She further added that education gives self-confidence and socio-political vision. Women in the rural areas lack basic necessities of life; there are no healthcare centres and schools there which pose big challenges of harassment and other issues to the women. In megacities like Karachi facilities are there but many hurdles are also present.
Rural areas near Karachi and other cities are needed to be targeted and to provide their women necessary education and vocational training. On the occasion she also discussed in details about the recent research in the department of Social Work KU and Director Centre of Excellence for Women. Students from KMDC also participated in the lecture.