Posted by: letitiad | March 29, 2010

8th of March Celebration in Pakistan

Under the UN general theme for the 8th of March – “Equal Rights, Equal Opportunities: Progress for All” – the Center of Excellence for Rural Development, together with UNHCR, have organized four seminars for IDPs in Pakistan. The seminars provided an opportunity for participants to analyze the situation of women, with particular focus on their roles, responsibilities and rights.

The suboffice in Peshawar invited staff from sister UN agencies to celebrate the day together. Various speeches marked the event to recognize progress and efforts in advancing the agenda on women’s issues. An awareness raising campaign was organized in Afghan refugee villages to advocate for behavior change necessary to equalize women’s status in the society.

A report detailing the multiple activities in Pakistan can be found here.

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