The Punjab University and Punjab Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to increase awareness of women’s rights and engage students in research efforts.
An MoU signing ceremony was organised at the committee room of the vice chancellor’s office on Friday. PU Vice Chancellor Dr Zafar Moeen Nasir, PCSW Chairperson Fauzia Viqar, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences Dean Dr Zakria Zakir, Registrar Dr Muhammad Khalid Khan, Dr Rubina Zakar and External Linkages Dr Director Fauzia Hadi Ali attended the event.
Both the parties would make joint efforts to raise awareness of laws, policies and services related to women, while recognising the role of women as agents of change in society. PU VC Dr Zafar Moeen Nasir said that efforts must be made to empower women in our society and protect their rights.
Dr Nasir said that discrimination on the basis of gender must be eliminated. Dr Zakar said that under the MoU, students would be familiarised with the use of data available with PCSW and research findings as a repository for further student-led research on women issues.