Home / Economic Empowerment / NCSW gears up to implement ‘Women on Wheels
NCSW gears up to implement ‘Women on Wheels

NCSW gears up to implement ‘Women on Wheels

Islamabad: Chairperson National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) Insofar Bakhtawar on Monday said that under Prime Minister Women Empowerment Initiative, the Commission will implement the distribution of 22,000 scooters and establishment of 220

daycares in public sector organizations across the country.

NCSW Chairperson said that implementation of these projects titled ‘Women on Wheels’ and ‘Establishment of Day Care for Working Women in Public Sector Organisations Across the Country’ respectively, will start soon and will address some of the most crucial needs of working women.

These projects are part of the Prime Minister’s initiatives in which Rs5 billion has been allocated to the Ministry of Human Rights (MoHR) to undertake projects relating to Women’s Empowerment.

While sharing details, Chairperson Nilofar Bakhtiar said that the Commission would establish 220 day cares in the first phase, and 220 more would be established in the second phase of the implementation. She said that hospitals and educational institutions will be the priority in the first phase.

“According to the implementation plan, there will be no construction involved in establishing these centers. The space would be provided by the organization or the department.

The Commission will provide the furniture, staff, and other necessities and will run the centers for two years before handing it over to the mother department,” she said.

Regarding the distribution of scores, the chairperson said that the process would be completely transparent, and working women in the age bracket of 18 to 55 years, belonging to both the public and private sectors, would be able to apply for the scheme.

To implement both initiatives, the Commission plans to form a steering committee and local committees besides establishing a Digital App for monitoring the projects.

Chairperson Nilofar Bakhtiar was addressing a media interaction organized in collaboration with UNFPA. The interaction was aimed at sharing the work of NCSW and discussing the ways to engage media for the promotion and protection of women’s rights.

Journalists from print, electronic and digital media participated in the meeting and presented their suggestions to improve NCSW and media engagement for the promotion and protection of women’s rights. “Mainstreaming gender-related news plays a catalytic role in achieving gender equality in Pakistan,” said the chairperson.

Nilofar Bakhtiar also shared the highlights of the research reports published by the Commission during her tenure. She briefed the participants about the National Media Fellowship program of the Commission and said that the second phase of media fellowships will be advertised in the next 15 days under which journalists will be trained on ethical and impactful reporting on women’s rights.

Source:  The News

About Sarah Brohi

burberry pas cher burberry soldes longchamp pas cher longchamp pas cher polo ralph lauren pas cher nike tn pas cher nike tn nike tn pas cher air max 90 pas cher air max pas cher roshe run pas cher nike huarache pas cher nike tn pas cher louboutin pas cher louboutin soldes mbt pas cher mbt pas cher hermes pas cher hollister pas cher hollister paris herve leger pas cher michael kors pas cher remy hair extensions clip in hair extensions mbt outlet vanessa bruno pas cher vanessa bruno pas cher vanessa bruno pas cher ralph lauren pas cher

Scroll To Top