A seminar on “Justice for women of Pakistan” was held here at the Government College University Lahore on Tuesday in connection with the International Women’s Day.

Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi, eminent lawyer Nida Usman, Civil Services Academy Additional Director Ammara Khattak, Women Development Center focal person Ms. Sumera Khalil, senior faculty member Yasir Sultan and Brett Philosophical Society Advisor Ms. Saima Khan were among the speakers.

Speaking on the occasion, Nida Usman laid stress on make legal system and profession more inclusive through affirmative actions.

Ammara Khattak said as an administrator, their role is to sensitize society about the needs of women.  “We need to understand that neither our soul before we were born and nor our body after our death had gender recognition. These are social constructs,” she said.

Vice Chancellor Prof. Zaidi said they acknowledge and honor the work of all our women for the constructive work they are doing in uplifting the standards of education at Government College University Lahore.

Ms. Saima Khan said people have to understand philosophical and anthropological underpinnings of their society to comprehend toxic masculinity as well as toxic femininity. “Both support patriarchal values,” she said.

Sumera Khalil said that the purpose of GCU Women Development Center is not only to focus female students but also our male students. “This will help in creating inclusive university environment for everyone,” she concluded.

The seminar was organized by the Brett Philosophical Society.

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Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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