Second National Women at Work Festival organized in Pakistan to Celebrate IWD 2013

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The second National Women at Work Festival was held in Islamabad, Pakistan from 6 to 10 March  as part of International Women’s Day. The event was organized by ICIMOD in collaboration with Development Communications Network (DEVCOM-Pakistan) Bait ul Maal, Islamabad Crescent Lions Club, Aiwane-Quaid, Nazriya Pakistan Council, and Debating and Literary Society of the Quaid-e-Azam University. The aim of the festival was to raise awareness about gender issues towards a better work environment and more socially equal status for women in Pakistan. Various activities were conducted as part of the festival including a painting competition in which as many as 38 students from different colleges and universities expressed their interpretation of the festival theme. 


Stalls showcased the work of women and the organizations working for women’s rights and gender mainstreaming. On its stall, ICIMOD showcased publications, ran short documentaries, and distributed ICIMOD bags and key rings among students and working women.



A speech competition and drama competition on the theme ‘Women’s Issues’ was chaired by Dr Abdul Wahid Jasra, Country Representative of ICIMOD, Mr Munir Ahmad, Chairman of DEVCOM, and Mr Sabtain Raza, Director of the Islamabad Crescent Lions Club. 


Students from different colleges and universities made short speeches sharing their views. 


The festival culminated with the distribution of souvenirs and certificates to participants.

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