UCEM leads ‘Safe4All’ workshop on gender equality in Islamabad, Pakistan

Posted on: 7 May, 2024

As part of our continuing research into gender equality, and in partnership with the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), UCEM recently co-led a capacity building workshop as part of its British Council funded Safe4All project in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Hosted in the magnificent Faisal Mosque, the Safe4All workshop was attended by over 150 participants, including UCEM’s Dr Muhammad Rana and Prof Angela Lee.

Learn more: UCEM awarded two research grants to explore gender equality challenges in 2024

During the event, Dr Rana discussed how climate change disproportionately affects females and the role higher education can play in addressing this. He also spoke alongside Dr Noreen Sehar (IIUI) on the importance of promoting gender quality and safety in Pakistani higher education. Importantly, he stated, ’Gender equality isn’t just a women’s issue, it is a human issue. It affects us all.’

Prof Angela Lee gave an overview of UCEM’s gender equality projects, currently taking place in six different countries. She also led a capacity-building session for students, which emphasised the importance of empowering future generations in Pakistan with the knowledge to create safer and more inclusive environments at work.

The next steps for Dr Rana and Prof Angela Lee involve running similar events in Brazil and Vietnam later this year.

Source and credit for pictures: Publications | Safe4all (safe4allpk.com)