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EYAs and International Women’s Day 2015

This International Women’s Day, many of our young activists raised their voice for women’s rights, especially when it comes to female education. Two amongst these were noteworthy, i.e. activities conducted by our Education Youth Ambassadors Imtiaz Ali and Aqsa Rizwan.
“Giving Respect to Women is Giving Respect to Humanity”

                                                           – Information session by Imtiaz Ali

 

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An information session was held on International Women’s Day by Imtiaz Ali, an Education Youth Ambassador in a private School called Tameer-e-Millat School Hz Ayub Ansari. This school is situated in a Model village, Charsadda, which is constructed by Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan and Yardimeli (Turkish NGO) for Flood Affected people of Charsadda. The participants of this session were mostly from families with traditional mindsets where problems of gender discrimination usually exist. More than 50 children and adults attended this session and highly appreciated it. Being a Educational youth Ambassador, Imtiaz is trying to take more responsibility through such activities to bring about a positive change in society.

“Fighting for Equal Rights” – A walk conducted by Aqsa Rizwan

 

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Another one of our passionate Education Youth Ambassador Aqsa Rizwan arranged a walk in Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) on International Women’s Day 2015. The purpose of this walk was to create awareness among young ladies about their status in our society. Woman, whether she is a housewife, a bank manager, a doctor, a teacher, an engineer, a social worker or belonging to any other segment of society or culture faces a number of problems just because she is a woman. This walk was to raise voice against discrimination for women and grant women their rights, especially the Right to Education as per Article 25 A of the constitution of Pakistan.

 

EYA Quotes on IWD ’15

“A major proportion of our population is females, we must accept them, we must support them and we must promote female education. If we want to tackle the problems we are facing, we need to tackle them together. We can achieve  international recognition and prosperity through female education. I am from Swat and yes, I am Up For quality female education, I am #UpForSchool” (Yaseen Akbar, EYA)

Education in Pakistan is a fundamental right of every citizen, which is equally important for men and women. In day to day life, women face practical problems more often than men – which is why education can help them confront these issues better.“(Abrar uz Zaman, EYA)

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