Global conference of FEM Consortium in Karachi

FEM consortium

Global conference of FEM Consortium in Karachi

Karachi (Reporter) The first global conference of FEM Consortium, consisting of 12 women’s rights organizations and five alliances from all over Pakistan started in Karachi.

Executive Director of Nine Communities, secretary of FEM Consortium and convener of the conference addressed the opening session. Farhat Parveen explained the journey of Fame Consortium since its inception till date. She praised the pioneers in the struggle for women’s rights and emphasized the promotion of such activities by recognizing the role of male allies. Mentioning that the brave women of Pakistan completely rejected these rituals despite pushing them back.
A research paper titled “Role of Women in Politics” was presented in the program, which rejected the negative ideas about the role and education of many women. The paper written by Zeeshan Noel was discussed in the conference, in which Salman Abid of Possible Alliance, Irfan Mufti of South Asia Partnership Pakistan and former MPA of Sindh Mangala Sharma gave their insight n the topic.  shines.
Speakers said that women have made progress in the political field, where they have also won first place in many things. As the first speaker, foreign minister, prime minister, she has won the honor of the women’s parliamentary caucus and she also played her role in many women-friendly laws.

Serious threats and numerous violations of their rights were highlighted. which cause physical, mental, emotional and social risks for them.

The panelists of the session included Sadiqa Salahuddin of Indus Resource Center, Nisma Iqbal of Zindagi Trust, Maneza Bano of Sahil and Rubela Bangash. They said that there are still problems of various nature which they are facing even now. which have not ended but are increasing. In the last meeting, Oxfam Pakistan’s Azma Zarin highlighted the importance of detailed research and dialogue on selected topics.

The panelists, Sajjad Abro of Shed Jafarabad, Haris Khaliq, Secretary General of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, Mahnaz Rehman, Resident Director of Aurat Foundation, Sara Zaman, a researcher on violence against women, and psychologist Asha Bedar said that whatever problems women face, they are mostly born from the tasks given to them. Girls and women have been stripped of their assigned roles as women with rights. Issues related to the importance of women and their choices show that despite the patriarchal structure, many young girls have the awareness and words to express their problems. Due to political engagements, the way of engagement has also changed now. In the final session and question-answer session, the member of the National Commission of Human Rights, Prof. Farkhanda Aurangzeb, spoke, who is also a signatory of Pakistan on the Beijing Platform for Action on Women. The end was done with a mushaira, in which leading poets of the country participated with a clear feminist stance. It was chaired by Sadia Baloch of Nao Communities . Research papers read at the conference included women in politics, women in the workplace, adolescent girls and climate change from a feminist perspective.