National policy for women empowerment on the cards

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Human Rights and Women Empowerment Mushaal Hussein Mullick has said that women empowerment is top priority of government and it is preparing a national policy to end gender based violence.

While addressing an event on Wednesday, she said that with technical support of the UN Women, zero draft has been prepared and finalisation was in progress.

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Mushaal Hussain Mullick said the federal and provincial governments have set up helplines to check gender based violence. Women protection and rehabilitation centers are working at the federal, provincial and district levels, providing early response to victims of violence as well as medical, legal and psychological support.

Empowerment of women to bring positive change in the society, she emphasised. The Special Assistant said important legislation has been done to protect and empower women.

She further stated that the legislation includes Zainab Alert Response and Recovery Act, Enforcement of Women’s Property Rights Act, Anti Rape Investigation and Trial Act and Protection against harassment of women at workplace. – INP

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