Country Pakistan
Year 2017
Type of Measure Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls, Trafficking, Other harmful practices, Child, early and forced marriage

Brief Description

As captured in the Ministry of Human Rights Plan for Action 2017, policy and legal reforms will look at capacity and institutional mechanisms to effectively enforce laws against harassment of women at the workplace; enforcing punishments for violent crimes against women like acid throwing, anti women practices including early child marriages, emerging areas of concern like trafficking of women. It is therefore, reviewing laws and policies and making legislative and policy recommendations; developing mechanisms for monitoring implementation of women protection laws; establishment of complaints and response mechanisms for violence and threats. The strengthening of the office of the ombudsman at federal and provincial levels is another aspect of focus for Government of Pakistan with a strong follow up and information management for measuring trends and resolution of complaints.

Source of Information

Pakistan's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.27

For more information: Brief Review of Implementation of Action Plan for Human Rights (April, 2020)