National Seminar on Protection of Women against Harassment and Property Rights

The students of International Relations, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, were nominated as a representative from the IR department, FASS, in a seminar organized by Bargad Organization for youth development with Ombudsperson Punjab Khatoon Mothasib at Pearl Continental Hotel Lahore. The objective of this event was to promote the women protection and empowerment agenda through increased ownership of federal and provincial governments and was to create synergy across women machinery for effective implementation of the existing law to ensure that survivors can access quality, timely and responsive justice.

Furthermore, the seminar was held for awareness regarding the protection of women against harassment and their property rights. The President of Pakistan, Mr. Arif Alvi, graced the event as the chief guest and numerous other honourable guests, including Governor Punjab, Mr. Chaudhary Sarwar, Senator Waleed Iqbal, Federal Ombudsperson Madam Kashmala Tariq.

The proponents of Women Rights delivered a comprehensive presentation about the promulgation of the Protection Against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act in Punjab in March 2013.

The seminar thoroughly covered the act, laws, and enforcement, which is crucial when the country strives to protect women in various spheres of life.