Baloch Students Actions Committee Karachi University (BSAC-KU) held its weekly lecture on the entitled topic, “The Importance of Female Participation in Student Activism and what should be done to empower them in campuses?”, where the lecturer Safia Bano shared her views with the students.
She began her lecture by claiming,
“Personal is Political.”
She went further with her stance that people of our society assume that politics is nothing to do with our personal domain and it takes place away from our personal and private lives. But it is totally wrong because if we look at our society critically, we will know that everything we have, is political; from our views, lifestyles to culture, everything is political. Basically politics resides within us.
She then quoted Pericles,
” Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you.”
Afterwards, she said that women are mostly considered apolitical beings and their political views are not considered important and rejected this assumption with questions,
“Doesn’t politics effect women?; Doesn’t our society in different dominant political structures effect her?”
She then urged the women to realize that they are not apolitical and suggested that we should adopt the view that we are political beings then we will be able to understand the problems related to not only women but whole the problems of our society.
At last, she addressed the question that how we can empower women in campuses and advised that we should create an space for each other and should hold these kinds of gatherings and listen to each other; but before listening to each other, we should listen to our inner voice and adopt it and work collectively.
The lecture concluded with the question-answer session where the students came forward with their point of views and questions.
After the lecture, Zubair Qumi (President of Baloch Students Action Committee Karachi University) and Sameer Mazar (Deputy General Secretary of Baloch Students Action Committee Karachi University) guided the aspirants of test-based bachelors (Morning Program) about the pattern of the test and told them the techniques and tricks to solve the paper.
At last, Baloch Students Action Committee Karachi University (BSAC-KU) conducted a mock-test to make the students more familiar with the format of the aptitude test.
Baloch Students Action Committee Karachi University (BSAC-KU)
Baloch Students Action Committee is a Student political organization that aims to work for the betterment of Education in Balochistan and politicizing the youth