“MESSAGE FROM Ms. KHAWAR MUMTAZ, CHAIRPERSON”
National Commission on the status of Women (NCSW) strives to fulfill the promise of a life of dignity and justice to women of Pakistan. Commission’s mandate is to address the issues that affect the lives of women adversely by reviewing and analyzing the laws and policies and consequently formulating recommendations through dialogue and research to enable them to hold a position of equity. The discrimination expressed in social issues is to be eliminated for a life of fulfillment.
Our state and constitution safeguards women’s rights. It is the implementation and practice that ignores the justice that is due. NCSWs basic concern is to create awareness at all levels and in all section of society. The contemporary issues of life demand a sensible understanding. This could be achieved by accepting rather than negating the realities. The Commission endeavors to resolve this conflict of myth and reality. Women rights are not something specific or alien, they are human rights as enshrined in our value system and they are not subjugated as individuals having a right to dignity.”