NCSW Ready to Work With Women in FATA: Chairperson. Ms. Khawar Mumtaz, chairperson National Commission on Status of Women (NCSW) has said that the commission is ready to work with women in FATA. She was addressing a session held to commemorate 16 days of activism and international human rights day, UN women in collaboration with the Ministry of Human Rights and National Commission of the Status of Women co-organised a briefing session at a local hotel on “Women’s rights in FATA.”
Khawar Mumtaz pointed out the need to work on mainstreaming FATA women and closing the gender gaps, especially in voter registration and informed that “The commission is ready to work with women in FATA. We hope to get our member from FATA soon.” “When you work with passion, the things always change,” she concluded.
Jamshed Qazi, country representative of UN women welcomed the guests to the session and spoke about the importance of sharing these key findings with stakeholders in order to better formulate policy. “UN Women is working on FATA to collect data, do gender analysis etc. in order to have it used for policy action in partnership with civil society and government stake holders,” he said.
Rabiya Javeri Agha Secretary Ministry of Human Rights spoke about the linkage between women’s rights and human rights and the work of the ministry in this regard.
“We are mandated to support all human rights institutions in the country.” , she said. “I commend UN Women because this gender analysis work will address the gender concerns in the environment of reforms that is going on right now,” she added.
UN women also launched a very enlightening documentary showcasing women’s experiences and achievements in FATA, with the aim to amplify the voices of women for inclusion in all stages of reforms process. The overall feel of the event was that women need to have a stronger role in FATA reforms process and their priorities should be duly reflected in the legal and policy reforms.
While enormous challenges are there, efforts are being made to ensure women’s inclusion and representation in order to safeguard women’s rights in FATA. With the coordination and cooperation of all stakeholders i.e. government, civil society etc., desired positive change can be brought forward to improve the lives of all citizens especially women.
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