Australian ambassador for women and girls arrives in Pakistan


ISLAMABAD: Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls Dr Sharman Stone on Sunday arrived in Pakistan on a three-day visit to exchange views on gender equality and the rights of women and girls.

According to a press release, Dr Stone said her country has made gender equality a key objective of foreign policy because they recognise the benefits that flow to whole communities from women’s full and equal participation.

She said gender equality is not only a basic human right but also a fundamental basis for a peaceful, innovative, prosperous and inclusive world.

The ambassador for women and girls said that he is excited to be here in Pakistan and talking about such important issues with Pakistani friends at a time when both Australia and Pakistan are serving on the United Nations Human Rights Council, and flowing from Sustainable Development Goal no. 5 and our two countries’ commitments under the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.

During her visit, Dr Stone will meet with senior officials, including the minister for human rights and the foreign secretary.