The opening ceremony of Young Women Leader’s Network was held in Alhamra Arts Council, on March 5th 2018. Minister for Women Development, Ms. Hameeda Wahiduddin graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Chairperson Punjab Commission on Status of Women, Ms. Fauzia Viqar, welcomed the worthy guests and the participating students. She emphasized on the fact that participation of women in social and economic platforms is very important for the overall development of a society. She also referred to the active participation of women in the Independence struggles and quoted a part of Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s speech highlighting the role of women in progress of Pakistan. Founder President of Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dr. Shehla Javed Akram, AIG gender Crime, Shazia Sarwar and representatives of various government and non-government organizations attended the ceremony. A stage performing group from Interactive Resource Center (IRC) also performed on gender based violence in the event.