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BRT Peshawar joins call for ending violence against women to commemorate 16 Days of Activism campaign

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Trans Peshawar, the operating company of the Peshawar’s BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) service, offers the Office of the Ombudsperson against Sexual Harassment at Workplace Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and UN Women in Peshawar to promote awareness messages and sensitize passengers on the issue of harassment at public places and violence against women through BRT buses and terminals as we continue to commemorate the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign in Pakistan and worldwide.

National Assembly, Presidency turn orange to launch 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence in Pakistan

Thursday, November 26, 2020

The National Assembly of Pakistan and President House buildings went orange on Wednesday to show solidarity with the global 16 Days of Activism campaign against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and officially launch it in Pakistan.

Toolkit on understanding and addressing sexual harassment at workplace launched in Punjab

Friday, October 2, 2020

The Provincial Office of the Ombudsperson for Protection against Harassment of Women at Workplace, in collaboration with UN Women Pakistan, today launched a resource toolkit on ‘Understanding Sexual Harassment, Legal Provisions, Roles of Duty Bearers and Right Holders’ to offer comprehensive guidance to train and capacitate stakeholders on the law and redressal mechanisms for dispensation of justice to victims of sexual harassment at workplace in the Punjab province.

WDD, PCSW and UN Women launch Gap Analysis Report to identify and address legislative gaps for ending violence against women in Punjab

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Women Development Department (WDD) Punjab, the Punjab Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) and UN Women Pakistan launched a seminal report on ‘Gap Analysis of Legislation related to Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) in Punjab’ on Tuesday.

Gap analysis report launched to identify and fix legislative gaps to end violence against women in KP

Monday, August 17, 2020

PESHAWAR: Women Parliamentary Caucus Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (WPC-KP) and UN Women Pakistan today launched a report on “Gap Analysis of Legislation related to Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW)” to provide an in-depth analysis of the normative, implementation and monitoring gaps in the legislative framework of the province and to identify and document gaps in the existing provincial legal framework and implementation process.

Working together to fight sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace with Provincial Offices of Ombudsperson

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Working together to fight sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace with Provincial Offices of Ombudsperson

UN Women, NCSW launch Young Women in Pakistan: Status Report 2020

Monday, July 27, 2020

“Empowering young women is key to Pakistan’s sustainable social and economic development," said Usman Dar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Youth Affairs, while addressing at the virtual launch of Young Women in Pakistan: Status Report 2020 as the chief guest here on Monday.

I am Generation Equality - Female leadership during COVID-19

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Photo courtesy of Tahir Watto I belong to a marginalized sector of my country where educated women are confined into four walls in rural settings. I was married into a traditional setup: four walls, agricultural land, and an educated husband, that is where my fate changed and my story began. My name is Sahar Iqbal and I am a farmer in Pakpattan, a city in the Southern Punjab province. I started from converting our waterlogged barren land into a productive landscape to provide women who...

From Where I Stand: My commitment to serve humanity is renewed after recovering from COVID-19

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Farheen Sarwat, 49, has worked as Senior Emergency Staff Nurse since 1989 at the Holy Family Hospital Rawalpindi, a city adjacent to Pakistan’s capital Islamabad.

Youth Dialogue on Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights for an Equal Future

Sunday, February 2, 2020

A country with women constituting 49 percent of total population, only 26 percent are part of the labour force. With financial inclusion of women and girls, Pakistan could boost its GDP by 33 percent. These were the remarks of speakers at a youth dialogue on ‘Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights for an Equal Future’ jointly organized by UN Women Pakistan, and National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST).

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