LAHORE: UNDP in Pakistan hosted a webinar highlighting the significance of attaining financial independence for the nation’s ladies to mark Worldwide Girls’s Day.
It was organised via UNDP in Pakistan’s Punjab SDGs Assist Unit with Milkar Pakistan. The webinar, ‘Closing Pakistan’s Gender Gaps via the Financial Empowerment of Girls’ recommended measures to beat structural limitations in addition to present actionable coverage suggestions to shut the gender hole.
Pakistan ranked third final in closing its gender hole on the World Gender Hole Index 2020. So it stands at 151 out of the 153 international locations.
These pre-existing structural inequalities have exacerbated with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the place ladies total and particularly these in low-skilled casual jobs have been disproportionately affected.
“According to Quaid’s imaginative and prescient for Pakistan, the financial empowerment of Pakistani ladies is important as a result of they kind over 50% of the inhabitants and in the event that they lag behind, we as a rustic can by no means prosper,” stated Uzma Kardar, the chairperson of the Standing Committee on Gender Mainstreaming and Girls Improvement in Punjab.
The webinar supplied a platform to interact a panel of extremely skilled gender specialists and coverage practitioners to carry cross-sector consultations on a various set of thematic areas.
With 90+ Milkar volunteers current within the assembly elevating their questions and issues concerning the matter, the 90-minute digital dialogue underscored the necessity for ladies’s financial empowerment to make sure the sustainable financial progress of Pakistan, the authorized and coverage reforms required for inclusion of ladies within the financial system, safety of ladies’s rights within the casual sector, mitigating the gendered impacts of COVID-19, and the non-public sector’s position to assist the federal government handle structural limitations for the financial emancipation of ladies in Pakistan.
Kardar, Punjab Schooling Division Faculty secretary Sarah Aslam, Rah Heart for Administration and Improvement Gender Adviser/ CEO Fauzia Viqar, Nestle in Pakistan & Afghanistan Head of Company Affairs Waqar Ahmad, UNDP Pakistan Improvement Coverage Unit analyst Umer Akhlaq Malik and worldwide geneder technique specialist Salman Sufi have been on the panel.
To observe the webinar, you’ll be able to go to.