ISLAMABAD The role model women while sharing their experiences, Sunday, moved the audience by telling how they struggled hard in life and faced challenging circumstances but never lost heart and made their mark in life. These role model women were addressing 'Baitak a special programme organised by Nomad Art Gallery in connection with the International Womens Day being celebrated world wide today (March 8) The programme especially focused on Pakistani womens achievements highlighting their courage and patience that also earned them respect for their work. Indu Mitha, a famous classical dancer as well as teacher, Kishwar Nahid, one of the best-known feminist poets of Pakistan, Naila Farhat, Zehra Fasahat and Tahira Mazhar Ali were the guests in 'Baithak who shared their personal experiences with the audience. The atmosphere of Baithak was charged when Naila Farhat, an acid burn victim narrated her story how she had to pass through difficult time of life and how she fought legal battle to bring the real culprits to book. Parliamentarians, diplomats, students, members of civil society, women rights activists, journalists and many others participated in the programme being celebrated in connection with the International Womens Day in collaboration with ActionAid Pakistan, a non-government organisation (NGO) the works for the womens empowerment to bring a positive change in their lives and society. At the end of the event, Amna Saleem, a politician belonging to PML-Q and Valerie Khan, Executive Director of Acid Survivors Pakistan (ASF) distributed the shields among these role model women. Namad Art Gallery in collaboration with ActionAid is organising the two-day event that will continue till today. An exhibition titled 'United For Peace comprising paintings of eminent artists-Meher Afroz, Mashkoor Raza, Rukhe Neelofar Zaidi, Zia Zaidi and Nahid Raza has also been organised with the perspective of understanding and identifying their personal attitudes with an aim to highlight, support and advocate, through their artworks, concepts that benefit the promotion of equality and peace in the communities. 'Crafts for Livelihood a festival featuring local crafts mainly of Balochistan, NWFP and Hunza is also a part of the two-day event.