Exclusive community centres for women in all major towns and villages should be initiated by local government leaders. Classes and lectures can be arranged on entrepreneurship, cooking, embroidery, family planning , women’s rights, and social issues. In addition, facilities for indoor sports and other healthy activities can also be developed. Such initiatives will help women improve their psychological and physical wellbeing. It is heartening to note that quite a number of women of the rural areas are successful entrepreneurs, thanks to some dedicated NGOs working in these areas. Supporting and educating the woman of the village will benefit society as well as the future generations of Pakistan.
Dr Najeeb A Khan