Govt preparing national policy on ending violence against women: Mushaal

Special Assistant on Human Rights and Women Empowerment Mushaal Hussein Mullick has said the government is preparing a national policy on ending violence against women.

Addressing an event today, she said zero draft has been prepared and finalization is in progress with technical support of the UN Women.

Mushaal Hussain Mullick said the federal and provincial governments have set up helplines to check gender based violence. Women protection and rehabilitation centers are working at the federal, provincial and district levels, providing early response to victims of violence as well as medical, legal and psychological support.

The Special Assistant emphasized empowerment of women to bring positive change in the society.

She said important legislation has been done to protect and empower women. She said the legislation includes Zainab Alert Response and Recovery Act, Enforcement of Women’s Property Rights Act, Anti Rape Investigation and Trial Act and Protection against harassment of women at workplace.

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