Seminar on Barriers to Gender Equality

Mar 28, 2018

The World Bank Group is honored to be hosting Ms. Fauzia Viqar, Chairperson,  Punjab Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW), to discuss women’s empowerment agenda in Punjab province of Pakistan. Ms. Viqar is a leading figure in Pakistan’s movement for the empowerment of women, with over two decades of experience of working on women’s rights, gender-based violence and discrimination, and women’s equal participation in society. Under her leadership, the PCSW has become the foremost agency in providing technical assistance, capacity enhancement and monitoring support to public sector bodies working on gender-related outcomes. The Punjab Government has made significant breakthroughs in integrating gender in the operations of public sector, which is evidenced by steady improvements on provincial gender indicators.

We invite you to join us to learn how Punjab province is making constant strides towards improving women’s status in the province and promoting the broader goal of gender equality and women’s empowerment in Pakistan. 

Topic :   Barriers to Gender Equality​ "How the Punjab (Pakistan) Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) is addressing them?"  

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Time: 10:00-11:30am

AT GW Elliott School, Suite 501 Conference Room
1957 E Street NW
Washington, DC 20052