Internatioanl Women's day

Media release, 08.03.2017

International Women's day. Rafia Qaseem Baig (Pakistan’s first female to join the Bomb Disposal Unit)

On the occasion of International Women’s Day held on 8 March 2017 in the Chief Minister’s residence in Peshawar, the SDC’s Head of Cooperation, Dr. Stefanie Burri in praising the women and men of Pakistan said; “I have had the privilege of meeting brilliant, inspirational women leading the struggle for equal gender rights. These are women who lead by example by shining bright in the fields of science, politics, sports, and so many more. At the same time, they have the support... of Pakistani men - support that must grow in numbers and intensity.”
The event was held in joint collaboration with the Women’s Parliamentary Caucus of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, UN-Women and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation to celebrate the achievements of local women and their important role in the process towards gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Information by UN Women.