Talking to media persons here on Sunday during a ceremony which was held on the occasion of International Women Day, Yousuf Raza Gilani said the government was committed to women’s right. Addressing to a ceremony, he said that the women were actively playing their role. He said that Benazir Bhutto had setup the Ministry for Women Welfares. He said that the government was working on four point policy for the women welfares. He said that the government was considering the legislation to give women the right of property ownership.
Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani’s wife, Begum Fauzia Gilani has urged the women to come forward for country’s development. In an interview, she said Pakistani women are leading very determined and successful life despite social constraints. She said the situation of women’s rights is quite better in urban areas, but it needs improvement in rural areas. Begum Fauzia Gilani said merely legislation on women’s rights can never fruitful unless awareness is created among all segments of society in this regard.
International Woman’s Day (IWD) is marked on March 8 every year. It is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women. Started as a political event, the holiday blended in the culture of many countries (primarily Russia and the countries of former Soviet bloc). In some celebrations, the day lost its political flavour, and became simply an occasion for men to express their love to the women around them in a way somewhat similar to Mother’s Day and St Valentine’s Day mixed together. In others, however, the political and human rights theme as designated by the United Nations runs strong, and political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner. The IWD is also celebrated as the first spring holiday, as in the listed countries the first day of March is considered the first day of the spring season.