Islamabad, 11 March 2023 (TDI): As the International Women’s Day celebrations are going on, the European consulates in Pakistan are not far behind to encourage and appreciate daunting women at all levels.
In the month of March French Embassy in Pakistan fully supports the women who are excelling in the profession of art and creativity in Pakistan.
Supporting the 7th International Women’s Film Festival is the biggest example of appreciation toward women artisans.
The festival is in fact encouraging and supporting women film directors to showcase their work and share the positive angle of society that they are capturing through their cameras.
The festival is going to be held on March 11th and 12th, 2023 at the Pakistan National Council of Arts. A total of 18 filmmakers will present their innovative films on different themes.
The innovative film festival is led by the innovative Pakistani Entrepreneur, Madeeha Raza. Other than the film festival the French Embassy in Pakistan also distributed awards related to climate and gender just initiatives.
The first prize went to Humera Iqbal (1st prize), for a volunteer initiative for agriculture and to provide support to women engaged in livestock & agriculture in Pakistan and by promoting climate-smart agriculture practices.
The second prize went to Irum who is the President of the Pakistani Hoslamand Khawateen Network and leading several other initiatives such as women Incubation for Change, empowering young women graduates & supporting environmental protection in the North of Pakistan.
The third prize went to Mehreen Raza, who led the initiative She-Guard, by developing a biodegradable, eco-friendly & skin-friendly sanitary napkin for women, helping reduce plastics & solid waste, & improve women’s health.
On the occasion, Sherry Rehman, Minister of Climate lauded the efforts of the French Embassy for appreciating and encouraging the daunting women in Pakistan for their initiatives.
She mentioned such courageous women are the ones who are on the frontline to defeat the stereotypes at all levels.