A 16-programme radio series launched -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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A 16-programme radio series launched

ISLAMABAD (February 13 2008): A 16-programme radio series, ‘Hamari Tarraqui, Hamaray Masael’ (Our Development, Our Problems) was launched in collaboration with British High Commission to mark the National Women Day here on Tuesday.

The series is based on women-related issues, gender equity and women’s rights. The themes of the series include women’s political rights, women’s economic rights, and access to justice, access to education, health-related concerns, and crimes of honour, cultural attitudes and gender stereotypes. The event was chaired by Dr Arfa Sayeda Zehra, Chairperson, National Commission on the Status of Women.

Dr Zehra hailed the efforts of radio production team that have brought forth the real life stories of women. She said that it is our duty to ensure that full support is extended to such initiatives.

Matthew Forman, the second secretary of political section, at the British High Commission (the donor agency) said, “indeed the Commission is impressed with the energy, imagination and the foresight of the production team bringing forth the women’s issues in the country.

The potential of the Pakistani women has yet to be realised by the nation and by supporting such developmental work, the Commission is looking forward to more voices of the women which are critical to the country and its women,” she observed. The radio producers shared their production experiences through a picture gallery.

It may be mentioned here that the women production team travelled across the country to places like Jafferabad, Naseerabad, Muslim Bagh, Noshki, Sibbi, Quetta, Hyderabad, Nooriabad, Mehr, Tando Adam, Sehwan Sharif, Sukkur, Dadu, Jacobabad, Karachi, Multan, Muzafargarh, Meerwala, Jatoi, Karawali, Rahim Yar Khan, Bahawalpur, Hussainabad, Chawkal, Pir Shams Ziarat, Lodhran, Rullanwali, Mianwali, Peshawar, Abbotabad, Haripur, Hayatabad and Risalpur.
Source: Business Recorder
Date:2/13/2008