ISLAMABAD (December 04 2007): Gender Reform Action Plan (Grap) is one of the largest projects on the portfolio of the Ministry of Women Development. “The overall aim of this project is to promote women’s access to the economic, political and social empowerment at the national, provincial, and district level”, an official told APP here on Monday.
She said that the major function of the Grap is to develop and implement a logical gender reform agenda, to align policy structure and procedures for enabling the government to implement its national and international commitments on gender and equality issues.
The major objectives of Grap are: to help improve the status of women, to promote processes that lead towards equal participation of women at all levels of governance by laying foundation for long term permanent gender equality in the society and to ensure effective implementation of gender equality in relation to international conventions like Convention on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), she added.
She said that to enhance participation of women across the governance sphere at the federal, provincial and district levels, all stakeholders should contribute positively towards the goal of gender mainstreaming and equality.
Source: Business Recorder