Women asked to snatch their rights


Society for Human Rights & Prisoner’s Aid (SHARP) in collaboration with University of the Punjab organized a one day seminar on the topic of “Legal and Social rights of Refugee women within Legal Frame Work of Pakistan”.
The main purpose of the event was to give awareness to the students about protection of women rights in the context of existing laws of the country. The aforementioned event was inaugurated by Irfan Raza (Director SHARP) and Dr Sammer Fatima (Incharge Chairperson, DGS) with the remarks that SHARP a non-governmental organization was working as a humanitarian group with the mission “To strive for a human rights friendly Pakistan”.
Memoona Batool Khan (Field Manager SHARP) gave a brief introduction of SHARP. Sher Afgan gave a presentation on refugee rights and their legal status in the scenario of international protection. Dr Rana Malik (Faculty Member University of the Punjab) while addressing the students stated that a state is duty bound to provide and protect the rights of women. Naeem Ullah Khan (Lecturer Punjab University) gave a comprehensive lecture on fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973. Dr Mirrat Gul highlighted the psychological and social issues of women due to social upheavals and traditional norms. Justice (Rtd) Tanveer Ahmad Khan appreciated and congratulated the efforts of SHARP for organizing such a wonderful and informative event for the students. Justice (Rtd) Nasira Iqbal stressed on the need of protection of women rights and role of government in formulating and enforcing all women protection laws to minimize the miseries of women. At the end certificates were distributed.