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Reforms to protect women’s rights being pursued: Sherry

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Sherry Rehman has said the government has a clear agenda for the protection and development of women and it is determined to implement its reforms on gender equality.
Addressing a national convention in connection with the International Women’s Day here on Sunday, she said the PPP government has a conscious belief that no serious policy initiatives can filter down to the grassroots without women’s ownership of those policies and their proactive engagement.
In recognition of this reality, the PPP has always partnered its reform agenda for women with civil society and the party made it a priority that women should be brought in the mainstream, she added.
Sherry said the international women’s day is dedicated to recognition of women as a potent and equal force of social, economic and political change for societies. She mentioned that the government led by Prime Minister Gilani is directing considerable resources and energy at expanding its women-centred initiatives.
Source: The News
Date:3/9/2009