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Consultation Meeting “Sharing Progress for Women Empowerment”, Lahore


Consultation Meeting “Sharing Progress for Women Empowerment”
Aurat Foundation arranged consultation meeting on Sharing Progress for Women Empowerment" at Four Point by Sheraton hotel, Lahore on 13th December, 2019 where representatives of PCSW, WDD, NCHR, Social Welfare Dept. & women protections Authority, Labor department and Women Parliamentarians shared their progress and initiatives for women empowerment under Creating Spaces Project of Aurat Foundation and Oxfam in Pakistan. Justice (R) Nasira javaid and Ms. Ashifa Riaz Fatyana, Minister for Women Development graced the occasion with their valuable participation.

The purpose of the workshop was to discuss about gender parity measures, frameworks, and progress pertaining to legal, economic, and social indicators. Various departments of the respective provinces will be invited to share their progress against performance benchmarks, and these sessions will produce practical recommendations for women and social welfare ministries. Policy makers, legislatures, executives, public office holders, and civil society representatives have the opportunity to review the progress these different departments are making.

The formal meeting started with the welcome note by Mr. Anjum Rafiq, Provincial Coordinator, followed by introduction of the participants. Ms. Isma Sana provided the introduction of the Creating Spaces Project. Ms. Shamaila Tanvir gave the brief details about the workshop.
Representatives of different govt. department shared the progress made for women’s empowerment of their relevant departments.

  • Mr. Imran Qureshi, Senior Legal Executive, Punjab Commission on the Status of Women
  • Mr. Waqar Ahmad, Deputy Director, Women Development Department, Punjab
  • Director, Social Welfare Department, Punjab
  • Mr. Muhammad Khalid, Provincial Coordinator, National Commission of Human Rights
  • Mr. Muhammad Shahid, Director, Labour Department, Punjab
  • Ms. Neelum Hayyat, MPA & General Secretary for Women’s Parliamentary Caucus
  • Ms. Uzma Kardar, MPA & Chairperson for Gender Mainstreaming Committee, Provincial Assembly of the Punjab
  • Ms. Shamsa Advocate, MPA & Chairperson for Women’s Parliamentary Caucus, Provincial Assembly of the Punjab
  • Justice (R) Nasira Javaid Iqbal
  • Ms. Ashifa Riaz Fatyana, Minster for Women Development, Provincial Assembly of the Punjab