LAHORE - The SEPLAA Foundation, a non-profit organisation, has launched a new project “Empowering Women for Economic Growth and Peace (SEW-EGAP)” to empower professional females in the provincial capital.

The SEW-E-GAP programme purports to provide help and support to professional women in different areas including education, empowerment, law, social entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship, governance, peace, culture, art and literature.

Foundation’s CEO Ammara Farooq Malik introduced the participants, who were mostly the women, about the purpose of the program. She highlighted the power of professional women in a developing democracy and discussed how they could come over the hurdle come in their professional fields. She also shared different ideas with the women to help them stand up to play active role in the society.

Ammara said women can gain a lot by networking professionally amongst themselves since many women are comfortable in working with women as opposed to men. SEPLAA assured the women its full support and platform to perform their role for local and international recognition in promoting democracy and democratic ideas.

Ammara further said that SEW-EGAP Islamabad and the SEW-EGAP International Wing Council is also presently being formed and the Islamabad SEW-EGAP Launch event will be held in April, the next month.

The meeting was followed by individual introductions of members to the council amongst which Saima Asghar Riaz, Saima Nazir, Madiha Waheed, Saadia Hammad, Natasha Mohammad Zai, Mishal Bukhari , Saira Bukhari and Zahra Wyne, Co-founder SEW-EGAP Council were present.