11 April 2012
The UN Information Centre (UNIC) in Islamabad interacted with university students during a workshop on the “United Nation Role in the Development and Empowerment of Women”. More than 150 graduate students of Gender and Women Studies from all parts of the country participated.
In a two-hour interactive session, presenters covered a wide array of topics as they explained the role and functions of different UN entities working on women’s issues. Topics ranged from human rights and the Millennium Development Goals, to violence against women, leadership, participation, reproductive health and much more.
The interactive discussion that followed illustrated the confidence and commitment level among youth to bring about positive change in the society. Male students from various areas of the country, also studying gender issues, were likewise engaged in changing conservative approaches and behaviors about women in their areas.
More than 60 per cent of the total population of the country is comprised of youth.