Women Development in Pakistan:

Background:

 

For the women advancement, The 1st World Conferences for Women was apprehended in Beijing, China in 1995. Pakistan contributes to this conference through a powerful delegation and a sophisticated National report. The Beijing Conference resulted in a Platform for Action (PFA) which the global society would execute to improve the condition of women, focusing on gender equality, empowerment, development and improvement.

 Women Development

Introduction:

 

The Women Development Department was established as a detach Department during 1995-96 and was connect with the Social Welfare Department. Center staff consisting of 8 posts including a Deputy Secretary and a Section Officer was also authorized. However, it was isolated from the social Welfare Department and transmits to the Population Welfare Department in 1996. The Women Development Department was for the first time reproduce in the ADP 1995-96 and allocated a total quantity of Rs. 24.735 million. Presently the Department has been merged with Social Welfare Department in November, 2001.

The Women Development Dep’t. NWFP is limited to Provincial Secretariat level having no field staff to take care of the women associated problem at the grass root level, although it is theoretical to keep a close connection with a variety of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), National and International Agencies working in the Province, responsible for implementation of projects pertaining to Women Development.

Objectives & Functions:

The foremost objectives and purpose of the Women Development Department are as under:

  • Coordination, training and implementation of Women Development plan, administration/inquiry of schemes of Women related their processing for endorsement at the level of proficient forum.
  • To carry out effectively the role of ensuring the prospective of women to contribute growth and Development of the province.
  • Socioeconomic improvement of position of women in NWFP.
  • To build up new policy to ensure the Women’s rights including legal, political and Socio-cultural rights.
  • To create awareness and provide legal safety of women and children rights in khyberpakhtunkhwa in illumination of CEDAW.
  • Implementation of NPA in the light of FWCW held in Beijing, China, in September, 1995.
  • To provide counseling services and financial support to women folk for set up micro business in order to improve their standard of living.
  • Provide maximum opportunities to females to become contributing and fruitful citizens.
  • To improve educational condition of women.
  • Expending Health Facilities.
  • Providing income generation opportunities pertaining to women folk.
  • Elimination of inequity in education and employment, better information and communication concerning women problems, on their rights and responsibilities.

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