KARACHI: Martin Dawson British Deputy Head of Mission here has stated that women could play an important role in peace building, conflict resolution and bringing economic prosperity in any country.
Speaking at an event Emerging Women for Peace: Closing and success sharing ceremony, arranged by the Women Development Foundation Pakistan (WDFP) at Beach Luxury Hotel here, he maintained that women were the main drivers of success in any country and entrepreneurship was the key to give economic empowerment to them.
Martin Dawson was accompanied by Syed Ghufran Abbas Naqvi (Trade & Investment Manager, British Deputy High Commission, Karachi). Conspicuous among others there were Sabiha Shah (CEO, WDFP), Abdur Raheem Moosvi (Director WDFP) and Project Manager, Emerging Women for Peace, Beenish Zia.
KARACHI: British Deputy Head of Mission Martin Dawson gave awards to senior journalist and Vice President Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, Sheher Bano from The News, Mona Siddiqui from Neo News, Maria Ismail from Awami Awaz, Shabbir Ahmed Arman from Express News, Rabia Naz and Sana Naz, for their work on women issues and interfaith harmony.
As many as 80 women, 40 each from Baldia Town and Mauripur, were given appreciation shields on their exemplary performance. These women were given special training on peace building, after which they worked on social action project in their respective areas.
Deputy Head of Mission said he is working on increasing women’s participation in conflict areas like Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and others, and also identifying the reasons for conflicts. “Women can play a pivotal role in resolving conflicts in their areas and bringing peace in their communities,” he opined.
He said while attending various events in connection with International Women’s Day, he met many women who are working on entrepreneurship and have started businesses. He said he was overwhelmed to see women in Karachi working on peace building and interfaith harmony.
The event was arranged in connection with International Women’s Day, to share success stories of women from various religious and ethnic groups in Baldia and Mauripur, who were trained by WDFP to promote interfaith harmony and peace building in their respective communities.
Sabiha Shah, CEO at Women Development Foundation Pakistan (WDFP), while distributing certificates among all the trainees of interfaith harmony trainings, said “Peace is the need of hour in the country as well as the world…
“Because after COVID-19 while the world is setting itself to new normal situation, only participation of women in all fields of life will restore peace and harmony in the world and bring economic prosperity.”
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