Upcoming Events

 International Policy Conference on Economic and Social Empowerment of Women 2018

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 Status of Women in Punjab    (March 28, 2018)

 Pakistan Bank-Fund Staff Association proudly presents the following event on March 28th. Please join us in a talk with Ms. Fauzia Viqar, Chairperson of Punjab Commission on the Status of Women.  Speaker: Ms. Fauzia Viqar, Chairperson of Punjab Commission on the Status of Women                                   

                                               Wednesday March 28th, 2018    at  12:00 – 13:00 (EST Washington, DC time)    World Bank, MC 2-850

                               (1818 H street NW Washington, DC 20433)      (For more information, please contact Wasiq Ismail at: wismail@worldbank.org)

Seminar on Barriers to Gender Equality​ "How the Punjab (Pakistan) Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) is addressing them?" (March 21, 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.

The World Bank Group invites 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. 

on March 21, 2018 || 3:30 - 5:00 PM || Washington 

International Women's Day (March 8, 2018)
International Women's Day will be celebrated by holding sessions, debates, discussions and a variety of other programs in all divisions of Punjab.
Directors Training Program (March 2-10, 2018)
The Women in Leadership Project is organizing the second Directors' Training Certification Program, in collaboration with the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants, Pakistan (ICMAP), from March 2nd to 10th, 2018. This 40-hour Certification program is approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan, and enables women to obtain Certification to be Directors of public/private companies.
Awareness Campaign in Catholic Schools (April, 2018)
Awareness sessions will be conducted to guide students and to disseminate information on gender, gender-based violence, women's rights and redress mechanisms in Punjab. The sessions further aim to gender sensitize teachers and students who are affiliated with the Catholic Archdiocese of Lahore.
Training of Nikah Registrars (February-March 2018)
Trainings of Nikah Registrars will be carried out in Districts Mianwali, Bahawalnagar, DG Khan and Rajunpur during the month of February. In Districts Multan, Vehari, Layyah, Muzafarghar and Khanewal these trainings will be replicated in the month of March.