Women’s Human Rights and the Convention on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)UN Women provides technical assistance and advisory services to the Government of Pakistan, line ministries and other key departments on the implementation and monitoring of CEDAW that was ratified by Pakistan in 1996. UN Women also supports the Government in the reporting mechanisms.
Women and Peace Programme
UN Women Pakistan provides technical assistance to the Ministry of Human Rights in the development and implementation of a pilot on gender and peace keeping in Pakistan. The operational objectives of the programme are to respond to the immediate needs of women and girls in emergencies and to provide technical support.
Violence Against Women
UN Women Pakistan works on several fronts to prevent the vicious cycle of violence against women. UN Women multiplies the power of its groundbreaking strategies through advocacy campaigns and close partnerships with all tiers of the government, women’s groups and other branches of the UN system. UN Women has taken a lead in conceptualizing, establishing and facilitating an alliance on Eliminating Violence Against Women known as the EVAW Alliance Group. This group consists of governmental and non-governmental actors, as well as bilateral actors. The alliance aims to coordinate and strengthen interventions in order to have productive and effective results in combating the menace of violence against women in Pakistan.
Women Economic Empowerment and Home Based Workers
UN Women Pakistan along with other key UN agencies such as the International Labour Organisation supports the Government of Pakistan and other key state actions such as the Ministry of Labour and civil society organisations in ensuring that the rights of HBWs are protected in the country.