Science and gender equality are both vital for achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, included in the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the past 15 years, the global community has made a lot of efforts in inspiring and engaging women and girls in science. Unfortunately, women and girls continued to be excluded from participation fully in science.
The United Nations General Assembly, in its Resolution adopted on December 22, 2015 declared 11th February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Women will have “greater investments in science, technology, and math education as well as opportunities for their careers and longer-term professional advancement”.
In pursuance of the UN Resolution, Pak Institute of Statistical Training and Research (PISTAR) in collaboration with Islamic Countries Society of Statistical Sciences (ISOSS) is holding a Seminar on “International Day of Women and Girls in Statistical Sciences” on February 11, 2018 at ISOSS HOUSE located at 44-A, Civic Centre, Sabzazar Scheme, Lahore between 14.00 to 16.00 hours. A copy of the Seminar program is as under:
- 14.00 Arrival of Guests
- 14.15 Tilawat of verses from Holy Quran
- 14.25 Introduction of the Day: History & Pakistan Dr. Munir Ahmad
- 14.45 Women in Education Dr. Zahida Habib
- 15.00 Women in Medical Science Dr. Sadaf Sarwar New Castle, Australia
- 15.15 Women in Statistical Science Dr. M. Hanif
- 15.30 Women in Environmental Management Sciences Dr. M. K. Qamar
- 16.00 Closing & Refreshments
Dr. Munir Ahmad, President (ISOSS) will preside over the session. The faculty and students from Universities and Colleges and officials, in particular females working in the public / private / corporate organizations and friends of statistics are invited in the International Day Seminar.