According to the United Nations Development Progamme (UNDP), Pakistan is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world towards the effects of climate change with immediate threats to water, energy and food security.
Women Engineers Pakistan is marking September as "Women Against Climate Change" month, where we will be raising awareness regarding the issue through both digital and physical means. If you wish to partner, or join us in our campaign, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
UPDATE: "This is not a partisan debate; it is a human one. Clean air and water, and a liveable climate are inalienable human rights. And solving this crisis is not a question of politics. It is our moral obligation." - Leonardo DiCaprio
16 - 23 September was marked as "Global Goals Week." All through this month, the Women Engineers Pakistan has been campaigning for awareness towards the hazards of climate change, especially from the viewpoint of Pakistani women. Our campaign is titled "Women Against Climate Change" and was received amazingly all over the country and beyond. This week, we partnered with Pakistan's voice for The Global Goals in order to bring forward the actual voice of extremely talented Pakistani women working for a better, safer Pakistan. Here is what a few of these experts had to say regarding the issue.
The acceptance of freelancing has grown effectively with time. It's a great way to earn money and experience, and provides individuals a channel to use their set of skills. With the increasing demand of freelancers in the modern world industries, NUST PNEC, in collaboration with Women Engineers Pakistan, organized a workshop on freelancing to satiate the same need.
The workshop was conducted by Mr. Rafay Qureshi, who is a Digital Marketer, a Public Speaker, and a Trainer. He's also serving as a Mentor at The Nest I/O, where he helps young talent to explore their true potential. As the technical advisor at Women Engineers Pakistan (WEP), he's working actively to assist women in the sphere of Engineering and Technology. He is the founder of Dastkari.pk, which is yet another reason why you should attend this workshop.
Women Engineers Pakistan WEP Punjab Chapter took our talented engineers to a tour of Pakistan Railways. Traditionally, the Railways department has always been lacking in women. However throughout the trip, professionals at the department encouraged our ladies by showing them around and educating about various systems and equipment employed for proper functioning. WEP thanks the department for facilitating the trip!
Members of Women Engineers Pakistan met with Mr. Charles Cshulze from Carfax Educational Projects working in consortium with British Council Pakistan to aid in conducting research in Pakistan on female participation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) in Pakistan. The meeting comprised of interviews and discussion regarding opinions and choices towards STEM and the cultural and traditional space that formulates these decisions.
Mr. Shiraz Lakhani conducted software training workshop for members of Women Engineers Pakistan at NUST PNEC, Karachi.
Women Engineers Pakistan (WEP) continuing its tradition of providing guidance to students at all walks and all levels of their career paths, held a session named Engineering for Life-A Bite of Success. The session was held at Pakistan Navy Engineering College (PNEC-NUST) by WEP Sindh in collaboration with IAESTE Karachi (PNEC) and with assistance from Career Development Center NUST PNEC. The speaker for this session was Miss Sidra Kaleem; a NUST Alumni currently employed at ILF Consulting Engineers (Abu Dhabi), a representative of PEC Engineers of Pakistan in Emirates and mentor for WEP.
MATLAB Workshop conducted in LCWU in collaboration with IEEE. We are excited!! Amazing work done by WEP Campus Ambassador Anum Tariq Khan and her team!!
Women Engineers Pakistan made its appearance at Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro for the "Opportunity Deck for Women Engineers" event. Here the topic of discussion was "Barriers & Enablers for Women in Engineering," and factors that participate in grooming female engineers and those that lead to discouragement were brought to the spotlight. Solutions to some discrete problems were also put on the table. Later, the current "brain-drain" phenomena was discussed and the pressing need for engineering entrepreneurship was implored upon the audience.
The Citizens Foundation honoured WEP Founder Miss Ramla Karim Qureshi by inviting her at the TCF Rahbar Program as "Hero Speaker." Here she talked to young girls and boys about the importance of attaining education. She gave a personalized account of her own struggle with life and how she eventually started Women Engineers Pakistan, in an effort to inspire students at the prestigious school. Discussion was focused on self-empowerment. Females students also showed a promising response.