Recognizing Struggle of Women Leadership on International Women’s Day
9:00 am to 12:30 pm
SDPI's Seminar Hall
The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, is “Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives”. This year, International Women’s Day comes on the heels of unprecedented global movement for women’s rights, equality and justice. This has taken the form of global hikes and campaigns, including #MeToo and #TimesUp in the United States of America and their counterparts in other countries, on issues ranging from sexual harassment and femicide to equal pay and women’s political representation.
Echoing the priority theme of the upcoming 62 session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, International Women’s Day will also draw attention to the rights and activism of rural women, who make up over a quarter of the world population, and are being left behind in every measure of development.
Join us to transform the momentum into action, to empower women in all settings, rural and urban, and to celebrate the activists who are working relentlessly to claim women’s rights and realize their full potential.
- Mishal Malik Chairperson Peace and Culture Organization (Kashmir)
- Kishwar Naheed (Poet)
- Sana Mirza TV Anchor
- Senator Sassui Palijo PPPP
- Dr. Humaira Ishfaq Professor IIUI
- Senator Sherry Rehman PPPP
- Maliha Asghar MPA, PTI
- Momee Saleem HBS (Moderator)