Women’s empowerment is a major issue in Pakistan.

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Syed Muhammad Abbas, Secretary General of Rawalpindi Islamabad Tax Bar Association (RITBA), said on Friday that women’s empowerment is a major issue in Pakistan that needs to be addressed. Cultural norms, education, economic possibilities, violence, and political representation all link together in Pakistan, and we should all join hands to improve things and support women for the greater good. Speaking at a ceremony to mark International Women’s Day, Syed Muhammad Abbas said that women have made remarkable contributions in all walks of life and the legal profession. As the Secretary General of the RITBA, I applaud women’s resilience, intelligence, and dedication in shaping the country’s legal landscape. He added that we should continue to work for equality and empowerment and strive for a country where gender should never be a barrier to success. He said that women’s access to education and opportunities is frequently restricted. Still, the situation is improving, for which credit goes to the government and NGOs, which have been trying to advance gender justice.

Syed Muhammad Abbas said that education continues to be a great instrument for breaking down barriers and empowering women and that economic independence is crucial for women’s empowerment. He said initiatives that offer support for female entrepreneurs, vocational training, and micro-loans are making a difference. The tax expert noted that increasing the number of women who can participate in the workforce will allow us to increase their ability to make decisions.

He pointed out that the issue of violence against women continues to be a big obstacle. Critically important are the efforts that are being made to increase awareness, reinforce legal frameworks, and create safe spaces for them. Several organisations are trying very hard to find solutions to these problems, as putting an end to violence is necessary for women to flourish and make a positive contribution to society.

He pointed out that increasing the number of women in political positions is critical. Pakistan has made significant headway, but there is still room for more development.

Including women in decision-making processes, whether at the local or national level, can result in policies that are more effectively tailored to their requirements.

The establishment of an environment that encompasses everything is essential. It entails promoting gender equality, challenging stereotypes, and encouraging men to be allies in the fight against gender inequality.

He underlined, “Women are able to make a full contribution to their communities and the nation when they feel supported and valued.”

Empowering women in Pakistan requires a concerted effort from everyone. We can establish a fairer society by addressing cultural norms, improving education, promoting economic possibilities, opposing violence, and increasing political representation.

He said that continued collaboration is necessary to realise our goal of achieving gender equality and empowering women throughout Pakistan.

Other speakers at the event stated that women’s empowerment may be characterised in several ways. These include acknowledging women’s perspectives and making an effort to elevate their position through education, awareness, literacy, and training.

In the face of various societal challenges, women’s empowerment provides them the tools and the opportunity to make decisions that can greatly impact their lives.

They may be given the option to redefine gender roles or other similar roles, which would provide them with greater flexibility to achieve their goals.

By gaining economic empowerment, women can take control of their resources, possessions, and income and benefit from them.

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