SLATE organises lecture on Muslim women empowerment

By Staff Reporter

New Delhi: A lecture on ‘ Muslim Women Empowerment, Current Situation and Solutions’ was organized by Society for Learning and Advancement through Empowerment (SLATE) on Sunday, December 3.

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Uzma Naheed, a prominent social activist from Mumbai gave the lecture which was attended by many students from various universities along with scholars and journalists.

Naheed spoke on how and why employment of women becomes very important in some cases and linked Islamic Knowledge with the rights of women.

She stressed on the point that there is a need of respect and dignity for each other in society ( between men and women). She explained how she has been able to mobilize women of all age groups to join them and generate money through their talents and skills.

Naheed shared the idea behind establishment of IQRA International Women’s Alliance (IIWA) which became a useful tool to provide employment to a large number of women all over the world, mainly from rural background. She discussed her plans to get associated with international organisations in order to help the women financially and get recognition of their art.

In the question answer session, she pointed out that there are many factors that lead to the suppression of women.

“Women need to be aware of their rights provided by Qur’an, lack of Qur’anic knowledge makes them feel vulnerable because some of the Ulemas also misguide them. Ultimately, they are misused by the media and various organizations,” she said.

At the end of the session, she said that there is a lack of realization that women with such talents are really the matter of proud for this country.

The programme was conducted by Afshan Khan who handled the two sessions of it. Whereas, Anida gave the vote of thanks on behalf of SLATE.

Importantly, SLATE is a trust based in Delhi established by Tarannum Siddiqui and Furqan Hashmi. It aims at advancement through empowerment with the help of education and skills. It conducts workshops, lectures and discussions on education awareness, health awareness, legal awareness and gender awareness.