The AIUB women Forum was inaugurated on March 8, 2015, coinciding with the International Women's Day at the AIUB Auditorium the Vice Chancellor, Dr. Carmen Z Lamagna.
The Women’s Forum is aimed at empowering women in AIUB through education, enterprise and leadership at all levels of decision making. The Forum will bring together women’s rights campaigners, NGOs, women’s machineries, and powerful women entrepreneurs.
The VC and the Advisor of AIUB Women forum delivered her message for the ceremony. She emphasised on the role of women in exploring and addressing the barriers in accessing opportunities in education, business and political leadership, including women’s health and domestic violence. Furthermore, she added that women have the potential to improve their own economic status, as well as that of the communities and countries in which they live. Yet they are often hampered by systems that do not recognize their contributions or provide equal access to opportunities. “Our aim is to create a society where equality for all is not just a notion but a reality, and the human rights must be respected and protected'.
The Launching program of AIUB Women forum was coordinated by Ms Farheen Hasan and Ms Farhana Afroz.