SU arranges awareness walk to mark National Women’s Day

An awareness walk was organized by the Institute of Gender Studies (IGS), University of Sindh to mark the National Women’s Day here on Friday.

Led by the vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro, the arranged form IGS to the Department of Geography and the participants returned to the starting point. Director IGS Dr Misbah Bibi, Dr Ameer Ali Buriro, Aftab Rajar, Najma Gopang, Sadaf and others were also present in the walk.

Vice chancellor Dr Kalhoro on the occasion encouraged women to adopt a healthy lifestyle and seek higher studies in order to grab good positions in different departments of federal and provincial governments in due course of time.

Using examples from different societies, he showed how women are objectified and gender stereotypes are reinforced.

“Culture is often equated with nature, and this is what keeps women confined to submissive roles,” he said.

Dr Kalhoro further said that women empowerment would be possible through education, patience, flexibility and concern for others.

At the juncture, Dr Misbah Bibi said that the day was meant for women and their empowerment which highlighted the rights of females and recognized their struggle.

She said that every girl should know about her rights and perform her role with responsibility.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Ameer Ali Buriro appreciated the efforts of women in nation building and said that every social issue had one solution and that was meaningful education.

He said over the few years, literacy rate had dropped to a great extent which was alarming adding that the government was required to complete working on different policies like scholarships, job offer market and university-industry linkages so that the women might get opportunities for seeking jobs.

“This can motivate other girls to study and strive for acquiring quality education. This is the only way to halt dropout of female kids from schools”, he maintained.