Need stressed to solve issues of working women

KARACHI: The role of women in shaping out prosperous societies has been unprecedented throughout history and woman has been artisan of human personalities who performed endeavors on earth, said President Working Women Welfare Trust (WWWT) Abida Farheen on Saturday.

Addressing a seminar in connection with the World Women Day, Farheen said that undoubtedly the working woman needs motivation, guidance, support and counseling to deliver her best to the family and society.

On the occasion, Chairperson WWWT Musfira Jamal, Director Beacon Light School Yasmeen Qazi, Former Head International Relation Department University of Karachi Doctor Talat Wazarat, Former President WWWT Akram Khatoon and media researcher Saima Asma also spoke and give reasonable and recommendation about women issues.

Musfira Jamal said that woman as an agent of change can bring a positive change in society which would lead towards development. She said today is the era of information technology so increased access to information and communications technology (ICT) should be given to women. The Islamic constitutional and legal rights of working women should be enforced in letter and spirit, she added.

Yaseen Qazi said that women faced barriers owing to limited education and training opportunities. She said that women needs to be developed and equipped with knowledge and skills required to address emerging challenges of this century.

Akram Khatoon said that strict safety and security regulation for women should be ensures at workplaces. She said that all possible steps should be taken to promote women friendly and honorably conductive working environment.

Talat Wazarat said that there should be separate cells for women in every department being headed by women so that women may describe their problems to them without hesitation. She recommended that proper public transport facility to female workers should be provided specially on long routes.

Saima Asma said that the age limit of women in government service must be increased to give them incentive to work. She recommended that special labour courts must be established for dispensing justice in cases of mental and physical issues related to women and violation of laws.

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