Commitments for Women

Commitments for Women

  • Establish Women police stations and desks at all levels to facilitate women empowerment
  • PTI’s manifesto is heavy on legislation side to ensure the protection of women’s rights and their safety.
  • An audit of existing federal and provincial women protection laws to identify gaps and undertake legal reforms as part of our commitment to women empowerment and support for reform initiatives to protect the rights of women is part of PTI’s manifesto.
  • Strengthening of legal framework to protect women’s inheritance rights to land and property.
  • Increase in the representation of female police officers at police stations for reporting and investigation of complaints/FIRs for gender based crime,  improving investigative and prosecutorial process for gender based violence, establishment of gender-based violence courts to provide additional protection and speedy resolution to women victims, improving investigative and forensic procedures for sexual offence cases, increase in resources and capacity of “Dar-ul-Aman” and protective services for women and increase in female participation in public sector by establishing significant quotas for women in local government and boards of public bodies.
  • Promotion of gender parity by implementing initiatives to increase women’s access to education, healthcare, economic opportunity and legal protection, prioritizing the establishment and upgradation of girls’ schools and stipends to girls and women for continuing their education.
  • Establishment of a large scale National Maternal Health Programme to provide assisted births along with family health and planning information to women.
  • Doubling the size of the Lady Health Worker (LHW) programme to ensure each woman has access to complete package of LHW services (including family planning, pregnancy management, neonatal care), with adequate training, support and service structure for LHWs.
  • Establishment of separate special juvenile detention centres and prisons for women.
  • Increase in state-provided micro-finance available to women and establishment of residential and caretaking facilities for working women in urban settings.
  • To counter harassment against women, PMLN has planned to increase the Anti-harassment cells for women as set up more centers to help women as don under Punjab Women Protection Act along with VAC centres for registeration of complain and prompt actions against incidents of harassment.
  •  Mass campaigning to make women cognizant of their basic rights will be carried out.
  • PMLN also plans to increase the number of women in the hegemony of govt. departments and women faculty in universities along with more employment opportunities for females to inspire a gender balanced working environment
  •  Provision of loans to women to help them set up their businesses and to make them independent is also a part of PMLN’s women empowerment program.
  • Reduction in maternal mortality rate by 2030 to 70 per 100,000 live births, the infant mortality rate to 12 or less per 1,000 live births, and the under-5 mortality to 25 or less per 1,000 live births.
  • Training of all new and old lady health workers in advocacy, communication and counselling for effective service delivery related to family planning.
  • Special awareness campaigns and mass media communication for advocacy and promotion of family planning and reproductive health.
  • Legislation for reproductive health rights.
  • Plans to take affirmative action for women to serve on all levels of government, judiciary is also part of PPP’s manifesto.
  • PPP will continue electing women on reserved seats in the provincial and national assembly.
  • Progressive increase in reserved seats in the assemblies and Senate from 17% to 33% and measures to ensure that women’s voices are heard at all levels will be ensured.
  • A national catalogue of crimes against women and the status of court cases will be created and a Special Pubic Prosecutor appointed to pursue cases of violence against women.
  • The National Commission on the Status of Women will be strengthened by increased financial and administrative autonomy as envisaged in the law.
  • Ensuring immediate implementation of pro-women laws related to honour killing, gang rape, acid burn victim, inheritance, divorce, dowry, child maintenance, sexual harassment, early childhood marriage, etc. Establishing functional Crisis Centres for Women at various level for immediate legal and psychological support, are all part of legislation to help women.
  • Women’s business councils will be established with the support of federal and provincial business and traders chambers at all levels.
  •  PPP also focused heavily on bringing more women into the agriculture sector with the help of Benazir Women Agricultural Workers Programme.
  • Will continue efforts to increase Women’s Participation in decision-making at all levels to a minimum of 33% representation in Political Parties, Parliament,Provincial Assemblies, local government, public services, superior judiciary, public commissions and boards etc.
  • ANP pledges equal access and opportunities to employment for women
  • Will ensure effective implementation of legislations enacted for women’s rights and empowerment. Will continue efforts for the promulgation domestic violence law, child marriages and trafficking in women and children.
  • Will strengthen the relevant Ministries and Departments for Women Development in the Provinces. Build capacities in terms of professional, technical and financial requirements to effectively implement their challenging agenda for women rights and empowerment.
  • Ensure administrative reforms within civil, judicial and police, for effective implementation of existing laws for women’s right to inheritance, elimination of customary discriminatory practices of child marriages, swara, ghag, vani, etc.
  • ANP will initiate Baacha Khan healthcare packages and incentives for women,workers and senior citizens.
  • The inheritance and ownership rights of women will be enforced
  • women will be provided  secure andrespectful environment to study and work.
  • Discrimination of women in the society will be eliminated through changes in societal behaviors and legislation.
  • Cottage industry will be promoted to enable women to work at home
  • Women will be preferred for teaching at primary level.
  • In the cases of widows or divorcees, the restriction in age limit for government and semi-government jobs will be relaxed.
  • Un islamic practices of heavy dowry,marriage with Quran, wanni, karo-kari, horror-killing etc  will be curbed