ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) held its 69th Board Meeting on August 12, 2021 in Islamabad under its newly appointed Chairperson Nilofar Bakhtiar.
This was the first Board meeting of the 7th Commission of NCSW.
The 69th Board Members Meeting marked the launch of this Commission to initiate its functions/proceedings formally with the assumption of charge by the Chairperson NCSW.
The agenda of the meeting focused on Developing Strategic Vision of the Commission including thematic Areas; Priority Areas, briefing by the Members of the Commission on their respective provinces to have detailed discussion and in-depth analysis of the prevailing situation of Women.
The meeting also focused on the reconstitution of the Commission Committees such as the Executive Committee, Law and Research Committee, as per the mandate of this Commission under the NCSW Act, 2012.
All Members showed satisfaction with the Commission Vision and Mission to work with full zeal and zest to promote objectives of the Commission.
The Chairperson was quoted as saying that “The Commission had not been active for almost two years, so there is need to work on war footing and have unwavering national focus and collaboration on eliminating violence against women, which has also been a top priority for the Government. We will exert all possible efforts to work for the uplift and protection of women.”
The Chairperson NCSW also vowed to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment and protect women’s rights; monitor legal, social and economic rights of women; facilitate and advocate for necessary legal, administrative and institutional measures for ensuring women’s rights and ensure full compliance of international agreements.