Protection to women workers urged -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Protection to women workers urged

“From 1955 to 2002, five labour policies have been introduced and there are more than 100 laws aimed at betterment of workers, but all this has done nothing to rid them of the abject poverty they have been living in,” trade union leader Fareed Khan said at the two-day workshop organised by the Aurat Foundation.
He pointed out that violence and injustices against domestic workers were rampant but government had so far done little to mitigate their sufferings.

Aurat Foundation’s regional coordinator for home net programme, Shireen Khan said a majority of the women workers in Pakistan was doing domestic jobs but their rights had never been recognised.

Source: Daily Dawn

Date:1/20/2007