MIRPUR KHAS: Prof Dr Mohammad Aslam Uqaili, Vice Chancellor. Mehran University of Engineering & Technology (MUET) inaugurated the Women Resource Center (WRC), established under the auspices of Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Sindh Chapter at MUET.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Dr. Uqaili said the SWE were founded to institutionalize SU's efforts to empower womenfolk, while the new center will compound the benefit of promoting womenfolk.
He said that the US-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water (USPCAS-W) is driving force behind the establishment of this Center.
Whereas, this Center is established with the support of American People through the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and technically assisted by the University of Utah, USA. Dr. Uqaili also said that populations of women is more than men and it is time to invest in human, specially women force to strengthen the institutes for the benefit of the society. The VC stated that the WRC has been established to provide central place for all gender related activities and will help implement MUET's Gender Equity Policy and to transform policy principles into action plans.
Asst Prof. Uzma Imran, briefed the gathering about the objectives, functions, sustainability and governance of WRC. She in her presentation said that WRC aims at serving as a central facility to promote gender equity, diversity and full participation of women and girls in all the activities on the MUET Campus. WRC will take affirmative efforts to promote women-friendly culture across the University and also will promote research on gender related issues in higher education institutes and other relevant academic disciplines.