Pakistan Women Festival 2017

A three-day festival focusing on the women of Pakistan, organised by High Events, launched here today at the Global Marquee, Karachi. The festival kicked off with a woman empowerment seminar which culminated in Pakistan Women Festival Awards, and was followed by a health seminar. 

The objective of Pakistan Women Festival 2017 is to honour women, recognize their contributions to society and discuss their issues, whether empowerment-related or health.

Day 1 opened with a women empowerment seminar organised by STARLINKS Pr and hosted by Shanaz Ramzi, featuring the powerhouse of HUM network, Sultana Siddiqui, who gave an inspiring speech on Breaking the ceiling on women empowerment in Pakistan.

The seminar ended with an award ceremony in which six inspiring women were recognised for their efforts in promoting UN SDG goals.

The award winners were:

Shahnaz Kapadia of Mera Maan for No Poverty
Farzana Ahmed for The Food Project Trust in the category of Zero Hunger
Mantaha Maqsood for Good Health and Well-being,
Sultana Siddiqui for Gender Equality
Majida Rizvi for Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Sabina Khatri of Kiran School for Quality education

After a short break, Women Health Seminar, also organised by STARLINKS PR took off.. The seminar was divided into two panel discussions. Session one was on ‘Skin Problems and Invasive Treatments’ and the second session on ‘Improving Quality of Life through Workout’, focused on physical fitness and debated on whether workout alone could guarantee good health. 

Concurrent to the seminars, people had the opportunity to enjoy a hall full of beautiful masterpiece and art works by variety of artists who showcased their talents at the art gallery. Jabbar Gul, Zohra

Day 2

 The second day of the three-day PWF, a festival focusing on the women of Pakistan, kicked off here today at the Global Marquees. The day started with a woman empowerment seminar, culminating in Pakistan Women Festival Awards and was followed by a Health Seminar. 

Day 2 also opened with a women empowerment seminar organised by STARLINKS PR and hosted by Shanaz Ramzi, featuring the first female architect of Pakistan, Yasmeen Lari, who gave an inspiring speech on ‘Creating sustainable economic independence for women in Pakistan’. The seminar ended with an award ceremony in which five inspiring women were recognised for their efforts in promoting UN SDG goals.

The award winners were:

Simi Kamal of Raasta for Clean Water and Sanitation.
Fiza Farhan for Affordable an Clean Energy
Roshaneh Zafar of Kashf Fundation for Decent Work and Economic Growth
Mrs Roshan Ali Bhimjee for Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Yasmeen Lari for Sustainable Cities and Communities

A Special Award was presented to Khursheed Begum Khan for empowering the youth of Pakistan for the last 5 decades.

After a short break, Women Health Seminar, also organised by STARLINKS PR took off.  The seminar was divided into two panel discussions. Session one was on Humanistic Therapy versus Psychiatric Treatment’.The second session was on ‘Allopathic Medicine versus Alternative Treatments’.Concurrent to the seminars, people had the opportunity to enjoy a hall full of beautiful masterpieces and art works by variety of artists who showcased their talents at the art gallery. 

 

The day ended with the most awaited part of the festival, the PWF concert. Mai Dhai, Natasha Baig, Ali Zafar and Ahmed Jahanzaib gave mesmerizing performances before a packed audience.

All in all, the second day of Pakistan Women Festival was a massive success, building anticipation for the the grand finale when Stereo Nation is expected to perform. 

Day 3

The third and final day of the three-day festival, paying tribute to the women of Pakistan, culminated here, today at the Global Marquees.

The final day opened with a women empowerment seminar organised by STARLINKS PR and hosted by Shanaz Ramzi, featuring Khushbakht Shujat, who took the stage and gave a motivating speech on Women tackling challenges in Education in Pakistan’. After the speech, a panel discussion took place on the same topic i.e.: ‘Women tackling challenges in Education in Pakistan’.

The award winners were:

 

Dr Quratulain Bakhteari for Reduced Inequalities
Shireen Halai for Recycle for charity in the category of Responsible consumption
Sabiha Zaman for Climate action
Tahira Mohammed Ali Shah (LATE) for Life below water

After a short break, Women Health Seminar also organised by STARLINKS PR took off. The seminar was divided into two sessions. The panel for Session One was of ‘Paediatric Care Essentials in the 21st Century‘ and the second session was on the subject of ‘Oral Hygiene for Healthier Living‘.

All in all, the last day of Pakistan Women Festival was a massive success. Women and men participated from different walks of life and enjoyed it. It is to be noted that Pakistan Women Festival aims to be an annual event.

 

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