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It is for the first time in the country's political history that the women are being ensured their rights and protection by legislation, which is evident from election of a woman as Speaker, National Assembly. The process of women emancipation moved forward during the last two years under the PPP-led coalition government despite facing numerous challenges.
The government took practical steps to pursue the commitment, made by Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto for the uplift of women and "Protection against harassment of women at workplace Act-2009", is a laudable step in this regard.
The Ministry of Women Development (MOWD) in collaboration with civil society …