Discussion on Hope & Never Giving Up by Dr. Arifa Syeda Zehra.
About Dr. Arifa Syeda Zehra:
An eminent professional, public intellectual, educationist, culture expert, gender specialist, human rights activist and social nationalist, Dr. Arfa Sayeda Zehra has gained a prominent position in society due to her exemplary work in these areas. Her achievements are attributed to her skills to articulate her intellect powered by her conviction, dedication and leadership quality for education, culture and human rights, especially for women. Educated in Pakistan and US in Urdu and History, she takes pride in being a humble student of life and sense of honor in her roots that lie in the great tradition and glorious history of the sub-continent. Among her, many achievements, her role as chairperson National Commission on the Status of Women, Government of Pakistan, her contribution to promotion of the arts, especially literature, and opening the minds of students to the possibilities of life remain most cherished to her. She has a teaching experience of 55 years and is a highly accomplished, revered and respected for her expertise.
She has many national and international awards. She was honored to receive a Distinguished Alumni Award from East West Center, Hawaii, USA. She is a recipient of Fatima Jinnah Award and International Sophist Award. She has the honor of holding UNESCO Chair, as well as being a Fellow in National College of Arts, Lahore. Recently she has been appointed Professor Emeritus in Iqra University, Karachi.