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Institutionalization of Gender Sensitization and Gender Training Materials in Public Sector Universities

Lahore College Women University (LCWU) closes its USAID – funded project “Institutionalization of Gender Sensitization and Gender Training Materials in Public Sector Universities”

(Lahore: April 10, 2017): Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) formally closed the project of “Institutionalization of Gender Sensitization and Gender Training Materials in Public Sector Universities. The project came to a close, successfully fulfilling the aims to encourage gender institutionalization through gender sensitization of students, faculty and non- teaching staff in public sector universities across Pakistan and mainstreaming gender in curriculum.
Dr. Nusra Inayat, Director Institute of Education welcomed the guests and gave a brief introduction of the project.

In her address as project manager, Dr. Asma Shahid Kazi, Faculty Incharge, Department of Professional Studies- IOE, highlighted the purpose and outcomes of the sub grant, which aimed to develop the prospective teachers’ sensitivity to students’ needs and interests. It also aimed to equip them with knowledge to safe guard their interests against gender based discrimination, harassment, violence and stereotyping. The event showcased the various activities through pictorials and testimonials of the beneficiaries of the project.

Dean Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences appreciated the work done and its significance. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Rukhsana Kausar lauded the efforts of the program team in the successful execution of the project. She encouraged students and faculty to utilize their potential and contribute effectively for the betterment of the society. The ceremony was well attended Deans, Directors and Heads of Departments of LCWU and other universities, along with students of LCWU.
The event ended by a dua for the late Mohtarma Nigar Ahmed, founder Aurat Foundation.

This project is being implemented under the Gender Equity Program (GEP) of Aurat Foundation by the support of the American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in the area of Lahore, Pakistan.

In the end a special dua was held for late Nigar Ahmed, a leading activist and founder of Aurat Foundation.