Provincial Minister for Women Development Department Ashifa Riaz Fatyana said that the goal of progress and prosperity could not be achieved without the contribution of women. Women constitute half of the total population. That is why it is necessary that our young girls must be a part of the decision making process.
While addressing a workshop on ‘self-defense’ in Government College for Women, Township, she said to the college students that it is not always possible to be protected by our fathers, brothers or husbands. That’s why girls must be aware of the modern tactics of self-defense. ‘Such type of training workshops create confidence, discipline and mental and physical fitness in students’, she articulated.
This workshop was conducted by Punjab Commission on status of women in order to provide training to females for self-defense. Along with the provincial minister, Begum Ashifa Riaz Fatyana, Chairperson of Punjab Commission on the Status of Fouzia Viqar also addressed the ceremony and stressed on the importance of self-defense practice in women.
With the collaboration of Higher Education and Sports Department, Punjab Commission on the Status of Women, has planned training workshops on Self-Defense across Punjab. Under this program, 100 Physical Education Teachers are being trained as Master Trainers in 11 Districts of Punjab (including Lahore, Gujranwala, Narowal, Sailkot, Mandi Bahaudin, Hafiazabad, Gujrat, Multan, Khanewal, Vehari and Lodhran.) These Physical Education Teachers will further train around 5,000 female students in their concerned colleges/districts.