MIRPUR: All is set to hold a two-day Intra-Kashmir Women Conference here from January 31 to discuss the women issues under the auspices of “AJK NGO Women for Peace Organization” (AJKWFPO).
“The main focus of the conference will be “addressing women issues in divided societies”, secretary information AJK WFPO Dr. Mrs. Zahida Qasim informed the reporters here on Friday while highlighting the salient features of the conference.
Ex Chief Justice of AJK High Court Justice (Retd) Abdul Majeed Mallick will be the chief guest on this occasion.
Whereas Dr. Attiya Innayat Ullah, Former Federal Minister, and pattron in chief of AJK WFPO will chair the conference.
“The basic themes will be `historic perspective of women in the divided state of Jammu & Kashmir’, `women dimension and legal status in AJK, and `women and peace building’, said Dr. Seema Jogazai, president and chief executive officer of the host organization – the AJK WFPO.
Over one hundred seasoned personalities from diverse segments of the civil society including politicians, academicians, writers, journalists, lawyers, retired senior government officers, students, youth, doctors, social workers and human rights activists will participate in the conference to deliver their respective input on the basic themes of the event.
“All themes explore concerns specific to the women of all regions of Jammu and Kashmir state and provide a platform for sharing common concerns and for evolving solutions to women issues arisen due to life in a divided state”, she added.
“This would, indeed, be a unique opportunity to enlarge women involvement in the peace process through exchange of views and increased understanding of women specific issues, in seeking sustainable and equitable solutions for harmony and peace to prevail across the whole of this region, Dr. Seema Jogezai said.
The ‘AJK Women For Peace Organization’ is a non-profit, non-government organization registered with the Govt. of AJ&K since May 2012.
“The functions of our organization inter-alia include mitigation the suffering of women folk in the divided state of J&K, due to the protracted Kashmir dispute, collaboration with other local, national, international NGO’s, and promotion of women rights and gender involvement in the peace process”, she underlined.