PRCS Celebrates International Women’s Day: Championing Women Empowerment and Gender Diversity

[ISLAMABAD, 8th March, 2024] -Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) organized a grand ceremony at the National Headquarters to commemorate International Women’s Day on Friday, celebrating under the theme “Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress”. The event aimed to honor the remarkable achievements of women and address the challenges they face, particularly in Pakistan.

The ceremony witnessed a diverse gathering of women from various backgrounds including civil society, legal profession, education sector, humanitarian organizations, diplomatic corps, PRCS staff, Red Cross Red Crescent Movement Partners, and volunteers.

Chairman of PRCS, in his address, expressed immense pride and gratitude towards the extraordinary women who have played pivotal roles in shaping Pakistan with their resilience, determination, and unwavering commitment to progress. He highlighted the significant contributions of Pakistani Women Leaders such as Fatima Jinnah, Nusrat Bhutto Sahiba, and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto, underscoring their struggle and efforts.

Emphasizing the crucial role of women within the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the Chairman reiterated PRCS’s commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment. He applauded the efforts made over the past year to promote gender diversity and active participation of women across all programs and initiatives.

The ceremony also witnessed the esteemed presence of Dilsad Senol, Ambassador of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, who commended PRCS’s initiatives on gender diversity and women empowerment. She praised Chairman Sardar Shahid Ahmed Laghari’s dynamic leadership in driving these initiatives forward.

A panel discussion was held during the event, addressing the issues and challenges faced by women in the country. Renowned female human rights activists participated in the discussion, emphasizing gender equality, women empowerment, and women’s rights in a rapidly changing world.

Earlier, Secretary General of PRCS, Muhammad Abaidullah Khan, highlighted the invaluable efforts and contributions of women towards the progress of the country. He reiterated PRCS’s commitment to ensuring Protection, Gender, and Inclusion (PGI) in all its programs.

The ceremony concluded with Chairman PRCS, Sardar Shahid Ahmed Laghari, and Ambassador Dilsad Senol, distributing mementos among the women high achievers and participants of the panel discussion. Appreciation certificates were also awarded to all female staff of PRCS, acknowledging their dedication and contributions.

The event served as a platform to reaffirm the commitment towards investing in women and accelerating progress towards a more just and equitable society. Together, with collective efforts, we can build a future where every woman has the opportunity to reach her full potential and contribute to the betterment of our world.

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