Karachi: The Sindh government has to date established complaint centres in 13 districts of the province to register working women’s grievances about workplace harassment, participants of a workshop were told on Wednesday.
The workshop was organised to check the status of implementation of the Protection Against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act 2010 in the province.
Sindh Ombudsman for Protection Against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Pir Ali Shah chaired the workshop.
The participants were told that complaint centres for registering grievances of and assisting women harassed at the workplace had been established in Karachi South, Karachi West, Karachi Central, Karachi East, Malir, Korangi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Umerkot, Khairpur, Matiari, Tando Allahyar and Naushahro Feroze.
The participants were told that 250 organisations and departments in the province had to date established inquiry committees stipulated under the 2010 federal law against harassment of women at the workplace to assist female employees of the organisations. According to the records of the office of the ombudsman for protection against harassment of women at the workplace, 46 of the 61 complaints received this year from women harassed at the workplace across the province had been resolved.
Thousands of pamphlets in Urdu, English and Sindhi languages were prepared, published and distributed across the province for spreading awareness among working women about their rights and privileges.