Parliamentarians and senior government officials have pledged to raise the issue of pending legislation on empowering women working from home in their provinces on the relevant forum.
A group of 31 lawmakers and senior government officials pledged to activate the legislative process to empower women home base workers (HBWs), according to a UN press release issued by Women Pakistan.
Parliamentarians and senior government officials expressed their commitment after an inter-provincial discussion on the empowerment of HBW economically.
At the end of the ceremony, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Shaukat Yusufzai said education was a key factor for women to move forward in a positive way and develop socially and economically.
"In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 70% of the education budget is spent on girls, which is proof of our commitment to empowering women in the province," he said.
The provincial minister of information said that "the province's women empowerment policy offers the idea of empowering women economically".
"Labor laws in the province include provisions to protect women against all forms of discrimination," he said.
Chairman of the Punjab Assembly Committee for Gender Main Streaming, Aam Aadmi Party, said, "Gender mainstreaming does not mean to involve women in the workforce, but to represent them at the decision-making level."
In this regard, Sindh Commission Chairperson Nazhat Sherin said, “I believe that further accelerating the development of small businesswomen at home level can help overcome our country with economic challenges.
"In these two days we have discussed emerging issues like women and climate change," Ayesha Mukhtar, Pakistan's deputy country spokeswoman for the United Nations, said in her closing words.
"We discussed issues of the neglected class 'HBW' and transgender people and the comprehensive strategy for them," he said.
"We will continue to support LHRD and WDD to empower women," Ayesha Mukhtar said.
"We will also continue to support elected public representatives who will strive to empower women," he said.
Ayesha Mukhtar thanked the Norwegian Embassy for their cooperation