Economic empowerment of women stressed -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Economic empowerment of women stressed

ISLAMABAD: Women will have safer work environment and equality with dignity after proper implementation of the Protection Against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act 2010.

The participants expressed these views at one-day seminar organised by Ministry of Women Development at National Trust for Population Welfare (NATPOW). The seminar was aimed at creating awareness of the law.

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Project Director Nyghat Siddique said that this act would give courage to women to come forward and work shoulder to shoulder with men for the development of the country.

Dr Parveen Ashraf Parveen, Chairperson, Board of Directors Committee of NATPOW, said that the economic empowerment of women was necessary to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women and emphasised that government and private organisations should provide women a healthy working environment to utilise their talent for the development.

She ensured active participation of NATPOW with the ministry in order to create awareness for implementation of the act.

NATPOW Chief Executive Officer Iftikhar Durrani stressed upon equality with dignity and equality with integrity. He explained that NATPOW was working on a project on women health in flood-hit areas.

He said that his organisation would establish human rights cell to promote culture of peace and equality.
Source: Dawn