Science Dept gear up to mark International Women Day

ISLAMABAD:Various departments working under Ministry of Science and Technology have planned to arrange different activities to mark International Women Day.

The events will be arranged to highlight the contribution of women in different fields.

COMSTECH will hold a webinar on “Fighting Breast Cancer in a Developing Country: Insight from Pink Pakistan Trust’s Technology-driven Initiatives” on Monday.

The webinar is being arranged to commemorate the International Women Day falling on March 08.

This webinar is open to academicians, scientists and the general public from all the member Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) states.

A dedicated doctor by profession and a philanthropist, Dr. Zubaida Qazi will be the

speaker of the webinar.

Dr. Zubaida Qazi is the President of Pink Pakistan Trust striving to improve the health and well-being of Pakistani women by fighting the ailment of breast cancer.

Breast cancer has been declared the most common cancer by the World Health

Organization, which claims the lives of thousands of women globally every year.

Pink Pakistan is a non-governmental organization established with the mission to empower women of Pakistan.

Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) will also arrange a webinar “Building Inclusive Science Environment in the South” on Monday.

The webinar is being arranged to mark International Women Day with focus on promoting science education for women through opening new windows of opportunities.

Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) in connection with celebration of International Women Day will arrange a function on Monday to highlight the contribution of extra-ordinary women in diversified fields of life.

Federal Secretary Ministry of Science and Technology Dr. Arshad Mahmood will be the chief guest.

PSF will hold a talk of eminent female researchers and scientists to share their experiences in their field.

International Women Day is being celebrated this year under the theme “Women in Leadership:Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”.