Introduction

The Sindh Commission on the Status of Women Bill, 2015 having been passed by the Provincial Assembly of Sindh on 06th April, 2015 and assented to by the Governor of Sindh on 12th May, 2015 was published as an Act of the Legislature of Sindh.

Sindh Commission on the Status of Women was set up for the promotion of social, economic, political and legal rights of women, as provided in the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan 1973, and in accordance with international declarations, Conventions, treaties, Covenants and agreements relating to women, including Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

The first chairperson for the Commission, Ms. Nuzhat Shirin, was appointed with the approval of competent authority, Chief Minister Government of Sindh, on 8th September 2017 and the office of the Commission was established on 10th October, 2017 in Old KDA Building no. 3 within the Sindh Secretariat, Karachi.

The Commission issued a notification declaring its establishment, members, and functions on 13th November, 2017.

mission

Encourage and promote social, political and economic empowerment of women through reviews and revision of laws, research, policies, programs, rules and regulations, and monitoring to mainstream and institutionalized women’s rights, in collaboration with government agencies, civil society, and the private sector.

vision

objective

  • To Examine policies, programs and other measures taken by the Government for Women’s development and gender equality;
  • Review laws, rules and regulations affecting the status of women; Monitor Mechanism and institutional procedures for redress of violation of women’s rights and individual grievances;
  • Encourage and sponsor research to generate information, analysis and studies relating to women and gender issues;
  • Develop and maintain interaction and dialogue with NGOs experts and individual in society at the national, regional and international level; any other function assigned to it by the provincial Government.

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