Without full participation of women development cannot be achieved. Far too many women continue to be denied equal opportunities in education, employment and decision- making.
These views were expressed by several speakers at Women Vocational Centre organised by Press For Peace (PFP) in Naar Sher Ali Khan village. More than 35 women were awarded the certificates after successfully completing a three month- vocational training course which imparted them necessary skills required for professional development.
District Co-ordinator Imran Hameed Gillani said that Press for Peace (PFP) has played an essential role in the society by raising awareness among masses about basic rights and the organisation has also provided vocational training to over 400 women from rural and marginalized areas.
Yousaf Kashmiri maintained that we need to recognize and acknowledge the value of women’s contribution to our society.
He opined that sustainable development without women is not possible.
‘Women constitutes 52 percent of our population, but cannot get equal access to land, resources and decision- making process,’
The speakers said that Press for Peace(PFP) has provided occupational training to a large number of women within rural communities of Azad Kashmir in order to improve their skills.
Various community representatives including Sardar Gull Shad, Sobedar ® Farooq, Sardar Tariq, Khurshid Khan, Waqas Gull, Daood Khan, Aslam Magray, Ms Ruina Naaz, Ms Riffat Shaheen, Iram, Nadia and others also spoken on the occasion and appreciated PFP efforts for betterment of deprived communities.