In a session with Dr. Ghazala Rahman Rafiq, Director Sindh Abhyas Academy (SZABIST), the topics of Sufi Legacy and Democratic Values, and Sufi Struggle for the Rights of Women were discussed. Dr. Rahman talked about Sufi traditions in Sindh and highlighted the democratic and secular values attached to those traditions.
Moreover, she discussed the role of the seven heroines of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai, and the lessons to be learnt about the struggles of these women in displaying strength, courage and resilience. “They served to be the models for democratic values”, she said.
Dr. Rahman concluded the session by comparing modern day feminism with women’s rights back in the days of Sufi Mystics. As the session came to an end, an overwhelmingly positive response from the participants was received by Women Media Center in relation to the topic in hand.