‘Women on Wheels’ project launched


Women participants of Women on Wheels (WOW) wait on their motor-bikes prior to the start of a rally launching the Women on Wheels campaign in Lahore on January 10, 2016. AFP PHOTO

LAHORE: Women on Wheels project was launched here on Sunday with a motorcycle rally of women on historical Mall Road of Lahore. 150 women motorcyclists completing training with the collaboration of Special Monitoring Unit on Law & Order and City Traffic Police, under WoW Project took part in the rally.

Austrian Ambassador Brigitta Balaha and prominent lawyer Asma Jehangir also participated in the rally. Provincial Minister for Population Welfare Zakia Shahnawaz, Minister for Women Development Hameeda Waheed ud Din, Senior Member SMU Salman Sufi, assembly members, Danish Ambassador Helen Neilson, American Consul General in Lahore Zackary Harkenrider, UN Women Country Representative Jamshed Qazi, a prominent motorcyclist of Singapore Juvena Huan, people of different walks of life and a large number of women were present on the occasion.

It may be mentioned that on the instructions of Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, pink scooties will be given to working women and girl students under WoW Project and this process will start on International Women Day.

Source: Business Recorder