PESHAWAR: To celebrate International Women’s Day, the Directorate of Youth Affairs and Grow Up, an NGO, organized a poster competition on Peace and Women which encouraged women to take action and challenge the status quo.
The event was a call to action to challenge gender stereotypes, bias, and discrimination and create a more inclusive & peaceful world where everyone has equal opportunities and rights.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister of Youth and Sports Dr. Riaz Anwar said that “International Women’s Day is a reminder of the progress we have made, the work that still needs to be done, and the importance of supporting women’s rights and equality every day. Let’s celebrate the achievements of women and choose to challenge gender inequality, creating a better future for all.
Sajid Afridi District Youth Officer Said “in addition to affecting moods and attention, art also promotes better social knowledge and self-understanding. Art can help develop empathy and allow viewers to take a new perspective and understand others better.
These qualities are crucial pillars of peace, which begins when we understand the effects that our own actions have on others”.
Mohammad Khalid, Peace Ambassador for South Asia, said: “A peaceful society is characterized by stability and security, which means people can go about their daily lives without fear of violence or harm. This promotes economic growth, social cohesion, and individual freedoms” .
Huma Ulfat of Rangeet Art said: “In a peaceful society, individuals are free to exercise their human rights, such as freedom of speech, freedom of association, and freedom of religion. This creates a culture of respect for diversity and equality.”