UN, K-P ink accord to fight sexual harassment

Published: July 18, 2019
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Representational image. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Representational image. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

The UN Women Pakistan has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Ombudsperson on the protection of women against sexual harassment at workplaces.

The agreement was signed between K-P’s first Ombudsperson Rukhshanda Naz and UN Women Pakistan Deputy Country Representative Aisha Mukhtar.

“Now that the office of Ombudsperson is active, we will like to emphasis the execution and smooth implementation of the workplace harassment law so that the environment is safe for women to reach their full potential and contribute to the economy,” Naz stated.

Mukhtar welcomed Naz’s appointment as the first Ombudsperson for K-P and reiterated the UN Women’s commitment towards strengthening institutions.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 18th, 2019.

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