ISLAMABAD: A 2-day International Women Conference titled ‘Emerging Role of Women in Muslim Societies in Muslim Societies’ commenced on Thursday in International Islamic University, founding member International Muslim Women Union (IMWU) Dr Saud-ul-Fatih from Sudan was the chief guest.
The two day conference has been organised jointly by Ripah International University, Iqbal International Institute of Research and Dialogue, International Islamic University and International Muslim Women Union.
As many as 55 delegations from 30 countries were participating in the conference. Across the world experts, academicians from all segments of lives would deliver their addresses.
The purpose of the conference was to discuss knowledge based sociological challenges driven by globalization, how to make the best use of the education and economic opportunities available to women, what can their contribution towards their society without endangering the sacred institution of the family.
Vice Chancellor Ripah University Dr Anis Ahmed said Islam wants ethical empowerment of a man and ethicalisation of the society. He stressed the need to emancipate ourselves from western paradigm.Islam empowers men through knowledge.
He said a Centre for Women Research should be established for suggesting solution of the problems being confronted by the country.