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Women Rights are Human Rights

Women’s rights are human rights!

KARACHI (UN): Women’s rights are human rights. They are not negotiable. Women & girls everywhere deserve a life of dignity & respect. UN Women works to promote gender quality & women’s empowerment around the world.

The latest available Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 data shows that the world is not on track to achieve gender equality by 2030. It will take another 286 years to close the global gender gap. Almost 1 in 3 women have experienced physical or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. Eighty-five per cent of Fortune 500 CEOs are men.

Shining a spotlight on these issues, UN Women will be at Davos, where the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum is taking place from 16 to 20 January 2023. During this week and under the umbrella of Generation Equality, the world’s leading initiative to accelerate investment and implementation on gender equality, UN Women will spearhead solutions-focused conversations with leaders from across governments, business and civil society organizations.

With the support of UN Women’s HeForShe Champions HCL and DP World and through a series of panel discussions, fireside chats, daily video check-ins and social media highlights, UN Women will be centering gender equality and asking every corporation to join global efforts to achieve gender equality by making new or expanding their existing commitments.

Davos Dialogues | UN Women @ Davos 2023
Join us for daily video check-ins and stay up to date on the conversations taking place each daywith our Davos Dialogues: Gender Equality in View. Hosted by Richard Lui, Journalist for NBC News/MSNBC, and Aldijana Sisic, Chief of Multistakeholder Partnerships and Advisory Services, UN Women, and featuring daily special guests.

Tuesday 17 January 6:00pm EST
Wednesday 18 January 6:00pm EST
Thursday 19 January 6:00pm EST

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Dr. Iffet Sultana

Prof. Dr. Iffet Sultana PhD (Education), IQRA University, M.Phil. (Environmental Education) IQRA University, Master’s in Educational Administration & Management (University of Karachi). Dr. Iffet Sultana has been associated with IQRA University as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Management Sciences, Department of Business Administration since 2013. Her PhD Thesis is on “Girls’ Access & Equity in Primary Education in the Slum Areas of Karachi”. In the past, she has worked for the Ministry of Environment, Government of Pakistan. She has presented numerous research papers in National and International Conferences. Her areas of special interest are Girls’ Education, Inclusive Education, Environmental Education and Gender Studies. She has been actively teaching and stimulating student’s interest in Social Science and Developmental Sciences Subjects including Education, Sociology, Psychology & other Contemporary Subjects. Dr. Sultana is also associated with various NGOs in the capacity of Consultant. Writes for News as Contributing Editor (particularly focusing on the UN International Days.)