11 July 2024

TİKA Implements New Projects for Women’s Empowerment in Pakistan

The Zoological Diversity Laboratory and Animal Shelter, built by Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) at the Women University in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, were inaugurated with a ceremony.

TİKA’s Vice President, Dr. Ümit Naci Yorulmaz; Rector of the University, Prof. Dr. Anila Kamal; Islamabad Coordinator, Muhsin Balcı, faculty members and students attended the opening ceremony held at the Women University in Rawalpindi.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, TİKA’s Vice President Yorulmaz stated that TİKA supports initiatives to empower women and that he was pleased to share the experiences of both countries.

Yorulmaz said, “Women’s empowerment plays a vital role in the development of societies and sustainable development. By supporting women’s education and economic participation through such projects, Pakistan and Türkiye are contributing to building a strong and equitable future.

The laboratory will provide scientific research opportunities, especially for graduate and doctoral students, in various sub-disciplines of zoology such as beekeeping, microbiology, cell culture, physiology, endocrinology, reproductive physiology, animal diversity and animal behaviour.

Additionally, an animal shelter was built within the Department of Zoology as part of the project.

About Rawalpindi Women University

Rawalpindi Women University consists of two academic departments: the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Humanities Social Sciences. The university, which educates nearly 5,000 female students from across Pakistan, was granted the university status by the government of Punjab in 2019.

Currently, the university has 15 science faculties, as well as 16 undergraduate and 10 master’s programs.

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