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Women of Pakistan Seven Decades After Independence

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Center for Human Rights and Justice (CHRJ) at University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore, organized a seminar titled “Women of Pakistan – Seven Decades After Independence”. Ms. Anooshay Shaigan, Vice President and Editor at Courting the Law was the Chief Guest. She is an Advocate of the High Court, a member of the Human Rights Committee at Lahore High Court Bar Association and has been recognized as a Global Shaper at the World Economic Forum.

Ms. Anooshay gave a stimulating lecture, and talked about women empowerment, human rights and access to justice in Pakistan. She discussed the progress made by Pakistani women in the field of law, almost seven decades after independence.She stated that women empowerment can be achieved through equal remuneration, equal representation, equal visibility and equal decision-making powers. She stressed how her organization, Courting the Law is working towards gender empowerment and encouraging young female lawyers to pro-actively work towards achieving visibility, representation and recognition. Finally, Ms. Anooshay also discussed the impact of technology on women empowerment. She believed technology will help women advance at a faster pace over the next seven decades. The lecture was followed by an interactive Q&A session with the students. 

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