Girls’ education is a strategic development priority: Dr. Riffat

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The rights of women and children are fundamental human rights, Ms Kashmal Tariq
Peshawar
Today, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Commission on the Status of Women (KPCSW), National Commission on Status of Women and National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) in Collaboration with Blue Veins a local NGO, organized an event “Role of National Human Rights Institutions in Promoting Girls Education”.
The event was organized in observance of 16 Days of Activism to end gender-based violence, attended by different segments of the society including parliamentarians Govt officials, CSOs and academia.
Dr. Riffat Sardar Chairperson KPCSW formally welcomed all the Guests of the seminar and said, “Girls’ education is a strategic development priority. Girls must have the opportunity to complete all levels of education acquiring the knowledge and skills to compete in the labor market; learn the socio-emotional and life skills necessary to navigate and adapt to a changing world; make decisions about their own lives, and contribute to their communities and the country.”
Chief Guest of the event Ms. Kashmala Tariq, the federal ombudsperson for protection against harassment of women at workplace said on the occasion, “The rights of women and children are fundamental human rights protected by our national Constitution. Gender-based and child violence, in all its different forms, devalues human dignity and the self-worth of the abused person and must be stopped in our society.
“The campaign can only succeed if we stand together to safeguard our society against this cycle of abuse” she added.
Zulfiqar Ali Shah Secretary of Social Welfare Govt of KP said, “We are committed to empowering girls and women through education. Every girl in our society must have to be educated because education is the most influential and vital weapon that can be used to solve the difficulties of human lives”.
Additional Deputy Commissioner for Human Rights and Relief Peshawar Mr. Imran Khan said, “Girls’ education strengthens economies and reduces inequality. It contributes to more stable, resilient societies that give all individuals – including boys and men – the opportunity to fulfil their potential.”
Shaheen Quresh President Blue Veins said” A gender-just world cannot be achieved without educating girls in our society. As women get equality, human rights become a powerful value of societies, as women in governance tend to fight for underprivileged groups.