Govt committed to ensure women empowerment


ISLAMABAD, Jun 2 (APP): The government is committed to facilitate the women so that they can play a positive role in the development of the country and special initiatives have been taken to ensure the women empowerment.
According to Pakistan Economic Survey 2015-16, women empowerment
gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.
Providing women and girls with equal access to education,
health care, decent work and representation in political and economic decision-making processes can fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies and humanity at large.
Pakistan is the signatory to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, as well as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that have commitments on improving women’s socio-economic conditions in the country and promote gender equality.
The National Plan of Action and National Policy for development and women’s empowerment are consistent with international gender commitments.
Legislation against gender-based violence has improved in Pakistan between 2000 and 2016.