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National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) is a statutory body, established in July 2000. It is an outcome of the national and international commitments of the Government of Pakistan like Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 1995; and National Plan of Action (NPA) for Women, 1998. Three Commissions have completed their respective term of three years. Term of the last Commission expired on 31st December, 2008.

 

The National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) was established with the specific purpose to: Examine policies, programs and other measures taken by the Government for women’s development and gender equality; Review laws, rules and regulations affecting the status of women; Monitor mechanisms and institutional procedures for redress of violations of women’s rights and individual grievances; Encourage and sponsor research to generate information, analysis and studies relating to women and gender issues; Develop and maintain interaction and dialogue with NGOs, experts and individuals in society at the national, regional and international level; any other function assigned to it by the Federal Government.

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  Press Release - May 28, 2014 - BRUTAL MURDER OF A WOMAN IN THE NAME OF “SO CALLED HONOUR”
In a statement given by Khawar Mumtaz, Chairperson of National Commission on the Status of Women and Fauzia Viqar, Chairperson Punjab Commission on the Status of Women, they expressed their shock aread more



Press Release: 22 May 2014 - NCSW held its 51st meeting in Islamabad on 21- 22 May, 2014
NCSW held its 51st meeting in Islamabad on 21- 22 May, 2014 under its Chairperson, Ms.KhawarMumtaz. The meeting marked one year of operationalization of the Commission. It took stock of NCSW activiread more



Pakistan Women Media Complaint Cell launched
Myra Imran Friday, February 14, 2014  Islamabad   To promote and ensure gender responsiveness within media houses and the journalistic endeavours, National Commission on theread more



NCSW expresses concern on CII recommendations
Islamabad (March 19): Chairperson NCSW Khawar Mumtaz expressed grave concerns over the recent recommendations of the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) that the laws related to minimum age of marriaread more



Kohistan video scandal: Court orders to present women by Feb 26
A judge at a local court said those women must appear in court on February 26. ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A judge re-examining allegations of a mass "honour killing" on Tuesday orderread more



Rehman advocates celebrating National Women’s Day beyond gender discrimination
Lahore (Feb 11): Renowned human rights activist I A Rehman has urged all Pakistanis to rise above gender discrimination and celebrate National Women’s Day with gusto and gaiety that has been read more



Khawar for protection of child domestic workers
Islamabad (Jan 20): Chairperson NCSW Khawar Mumtaz while condemning the barbaric incident of violence on a domestic worker in Lahore that resulted her death in a hospital last night, has stressed fread more



Coordinated Efforts Stressed for Effective Implementation of Domestic Violence Act
PRESS RELEASE Karachi (Dec 17): Stakeholders from diverse backgrounds while appreciating the passage of Sindh Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Act 2013, urged the provincial governread more



Khawar Mumtaz, Chairperson NCSW sees silver lining amidst increasing cases of violence against women
Khawar Mumtaz, Chairperson NCSW sees silver lining amidst increasing cases of violence against women Islamabad (Dec 10) Chairperson National Commission on the Status of women Khawar Mumtaz has read more



NCSW Holds Meeting of Stakeholders on Women Representation in Local Governments
 NCSW - Press Release : women’s representation in Local Government 3 September 2013 At a meeting convened by NCSW on 3rd September 2013 with key stake holders to discuss NCSW&rsread more



UN Secretary General Meeting with Women Parliamentarians on 14th Aug. 2013
UN Secretary General Meeting with Women Parliamentarians on 14th Aug. 2013   UN Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-moon met the Women Parliamentarians on 14th August, 2013. The event was hosread more



NCSW and United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women jointly held a brain
Press release: NCSW convenes Brainstorming Session on Violence against Women Indicators   The National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) and United Nations Entity for Gender Equread more



Press Release Womens representation in Local Government: NCSW position
Press Release Women’s representation in Local Government:  NCSW position 31 August 2013   National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW), in view of the forthcomread more



Speech by Dr. Nafis Sadik address at the ICPD International Conference on Human Rights on Sexual an
Speech by Dr. Nafis Sadik  address at the ICPD International Conference on Human Rights on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: the Next Twenty Years July 08, 2013 Dr. read more



Pakistan Army: First female paratroopers make history
Top Pakistan Army: First female paratroopers make history The Tribune July 14, 2013 A total of 24 lady officers successfully completed the course at Parachute Training School, Peshawar. read more



Malala address to the United Nations Youth Assembly, UN, New York, July 12th, 2013
"Malala address to the United Nations Youth Assembly" UN, New York. July 12th, 2013.   "In the name of God, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful.   Horead more



NCSW conveys its concern on statements by Council of Islamic Ideology on Admissibility of DNA as Pri
DNA as Primary Evidence in Rape Cases.           The 48th meeting of National Commission on the Status of Women was held on June, 18-19, 2013 duringread more



National Press Prominently Reports the commitment by Women Parliamentarians
National Press prominently reports the commitment by women parliamentarians at a dinner hosted by NCSW for newly elected Women Parliamentarians: Myra Imran, The News Daily, Thursday, June 20, 2read more



48th Meeting of National Commission on the Status of Women: 18-19 June, 2013
NCSW held its 48th Members Meeting on 18-19 June, 2013 wherein it reviewed its election monitoring and discussed several policy and administrative matters.   The meeting began with a sread more



NCSW Condemns the Spate of Terrorist attacks in Baluchistan
Press Release  19 June, 2013   Meeting in Islamabad on 18-19 June, the National Commission on the Status of Women strongly condemned the spate of terrorist attacks on Quaid-e-Azamread more



Ayesha Farooq — the first female war-ready pilot of Pakistan
Daily Dawn 14th June, 2013 Ayesha Farooq — the first female war-ready pilot of Pakistan MUSHAF AIR BASE, June 13: With an olive green headscarf poking out from her helmet, Ayesharead more



Bills on women’s empowerment and the state of child rights in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) were passed b
ISLAMABAD: The Express Tribune, June 14th, 2013. Bills on women’s empowerment and the state of child rights in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) were passed by G-B’s lawmakers, owing to tread more



NCSW Endorses Demand for Re-poling in 6 Polling Stations of NA-23/PK-63
              A meeting was held in National Commission on the Status of Women, Islamabad on 16th May, 2013, with the delegation of Kohistan from (NA-23/PK-63read more



Consultance Services Reqruied by NCSW - Last Date to Apply 24th May, 2013
  Consultancy Services Required by NCSW   Last Date to apply 24th May, 2013 To view details please clink the Careers Link at Top of Home Page of NCSW or  Clink Heread more



NCSW Shares Concerns on Women’s Participation in Polls
  NCSW Shares Concerns on Women’s Participation in Polls The newly-appointed autonomous National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) had its first meeting on 8tread more



NCSW Endorses the Press Release by Joint Action Committee, Karachi
PRESS RELEASE BY JOINT ACTION COMMITTEE, KARACHI Karachi, Feb. 23, 2013: Recently the Sindh Assembly has revived the 1979 Local Government Act of Zia-ul-Haq, which has replaced the 2012 Local Gread more



Interview of Mrs. Khawar Mumtaz, Chairperson NCSW by UN Women at CEDAW Committee in Geneva on 12 Feb
  Posted on February 11 2013 | VIEW / READ FROM UNWOMEN'S WEBSITE    read more



Pakistan Womens Day - Message from NCSW
The National Commission on the Status of Women pays rich tributes to the courageous women of Lahore who 30 years ago on February 12, 1983 came out under the shadow of Martial Law to challenge the dread more



The Daily Jang published an interview of Mrs. Khawar Mumtaz, Chairperson NCSW
The Daily Jang Newspaper published an interview of the new Chairperson NCSW. The Chairperson explained the future vision and strategy of the NCSW. The details are as follows:   read more



Mrs. Khawar Mumtaz has joined NCSW as its new Chairperson
  The new Chairperson for National Commission on Status of Women (NCSW), Mrs. Khawar Mumtaz has been announced and she has joined the office on 1st January, 2013.  The Selection oread more



Message from Chairperson NCSW on National Working Women’s Day
The 22nd December has been declared National Working Women’s Day by the Prime Minister of Pakistan on 22nd December, 2010 in recognition of decade’s long struggle put up by working womeread more



NCSW Celebrates the Day of Provincial Autonomy
The National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) welcomes the successful completion of devolution process. It organized a major celebration at its premises to commend the historic achievement read more



NCSW and members of IHI disappointed at the verdict of Supreme Court in Mukhtaran Mai case
  The National Commission on the Status of Women and members of Insani Huqooq Ittehad, including PODA, Mehergargh, Aurat Foundation, Rozan, Sungi, Bedari, Ethno Media, Pattan and SPO converead more



NCSW Organized National Consultation on Gender Equality Policy Post 18thAmendment
The National Commission on the Status of Women, together with Oxfam UK and UKaid organized a national consultation on Gender Equality Policy in the Provinces; Women’s Rights post 18th Amendmeread more



NCSW deplores the tragic assassination of Federal Minister for Religious Minorities Mr. Shahbaz Bhat
Once again the voice of sanity has been silenced for speaking out boldly for justice and the rights of vulnerable people in Pakistan. The NCSW deplores the tragic and cold blooded assassination of read more



National Commission on Status of Women meets Prime Minister, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani
Members of the National Commission on the Status of women led by Chairperson Ms. Anis Haroon, met the Prime Minister, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, and apprised him of the difficulties being faced by theread more



Nasreen Azhar, Member, National Commission on the Status of Women, gets Human Rights Defender award
Nasreen Azhar, Member, Pakistan National Commission on the Status of Women, was awarded a Human Rights Defender award by the President of Pakistan, Mr. Asif Ali Zardari, at the President House in Iread more



NCSW Applauds the Historical Victory of Pakistani Women’s Cricket Team
The National Commission on the Status of Women expresses its heartfelt appreciation over the emphatic victory of Women’s Cricket Team of Pakistan which has created history by winning gold medread more



NCSW condemns Death Sentence to Alleged Christian Woman in Nankana Sahib
The National Commission on the Status of Women is shocked that a court in Nankana Sahib has sentenced a Christian woman, Asia Bibi, to death on the charge of having committed “blasphemy.&rdquread more



NCSW Protests on the orders of DCO Lahore to Ban Women Vendors at Sunday Bazaars
The National Commission on the Status of Women felt outraged at the orders issued by DCO Lahore Mr. Ahad Cheema, banning women vendors from selling their products at Sunday Bazaars. The Commission read more



NCSW expressed concern over the growing cases of violence against women in Sindh
The chairperson NCSW Ms.Anis Haroon had a detailed meeting with the Minister of Women Development Sindh Ms. Touqir Fatima Bhutto and  Ms.Farida Hanan of Aurat Foundation in MoWD secretariat Karead more



NCSW strongly condemns the cowardly assassination of Dr. Muhammad Farooq Khan
The National Commission on the Status of Women strongly condemns the cowardly assassination of Dr. Muhammad Farooq Khan.   The cold blooded murder of Dr. Farooq, psychiatrist, religiouread more



NCSW extremely saddened and shocked by the punishment sentenced to Dr. Afia Siddiqi Dated: 24th Sept
The National Commission on the Status of Women is extremely saddened and shocked by the sentence pronounced by the US Federal Court in Manhattan against Dr. Afia Siddiqi. The Commission is of read more



Condolence Message sad demise of first ever a Woman Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan Dr.Shama Khalid
The National Commission on the Status of Women felt grieved over the untimely and sudden demise of first ever woman governor Gilgit-Baltistan Dr.Shama Khalid. The NCSW offers heartfelt condolence tread more



NCSW Condemns an attack on a lady doctor in Khyber-Pukhtunkhuwa
The National Commission on the Status of Women strongly condemns the attack on Dr.Gulali in Khyber Pukhtunkhuwa and terms it a deplorable and cowardly act. The Commission believes that this attack read more



National Policy Dialogue on Womens Political Participation
The National Commission on the Status of Women organized a National Policy Dialogue on the Political Participation of Women under PPO 2002 and LG System. Representatives from media, civil society, read more



The NCSW welcomes government’s step to sign the convention on civil and political rights. NCSW hop
At the same time it urges the government to take into account the ground realities in the country where women are the victim of all kinds of violence for years. They are being denied rights to educread more



National Commission on the Status of Women takes on the issue of Home Based Workers
Three fourth of women workers in Pakistan are engaged in home based work, where they get low wages and are vulnerable to abuse of all forms, says the Chairperson of the Commission, Anis Haroon, in read more



NCSW OUTRAGES ON RISING NUMBER OF CASES OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN BY POLICE
The National Commission on the Status of Women is outraged at the rising number of cases where police is involved in violence against women. One after the other we are seeing cases where the policeread more



NCSW Condemns the Brutal Murder of Women Professor in Baluchistan
The National Commission on the status of Women in its 40th BoD meeting strongly condemned the murder of Nazma Talib, Associate Professor at University of Balochistan. It expressed its strong concerread more



NCSW Organised Roundtable Consultation on compliance of “Protection against Harassment of Women at
Prime Minister’s Advisor on women development Ms.Yasmeen Rehaman MNA has said that the passage of Laws against harassment of women at workplace and at public spots is a reflection of Governmeread more



NATIONAL COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN ORGANIZES A ROUND TABLE CONSULTATION ON IMPLEMENTATION OF
NCSW is pleased that the Government has passed a Law which upholds the dignity of women and men employees in every workplace and protects their right to work in a safe, healthy and respectful envirread more



Condolence Message on sad demise of Late Naheeda Mehboob Elahi
The commission was deeply grieved on an untimely and sad demise of Late Naheeda Mehboob Elahi on February 17 2010. In her death our society in general and NCSW in particular lost the person of grearead more



Pakistan reaffirms commitment to empowerment of women at UN forum
UNITED NATIONS, March 4 (APP): Pakistan’s democratic government has taken a number of legislative and economic initiatives to ensure empowerment of women and protection of their rights, Ms Anread more



National Commission on the Status of Women Hails the Government for Getting Two Historic Bills again
The National Commission on the Status of Women has highly appreciated governments efforts at all levels to get two bills against harassment passed within this week, one from the Senate and the otheread more



SEMINAR ON “VIOLENCE IN THE NAME OF RELIGION AND ITS IMPLICATIONS ON WOMEN.”
National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) organized a seminar on 09 December 2009 at the Hill View Hotel Islamabad on the theme of “Violence in the name of religion and its implicatioread more



Seminar on Forced Marriages by National Commission on the status of Women in collaboration with Shir
National commission on the status of women and SHIRKATGAH organized a seminar on “Forced Marriages” to commemorate the 16 days of activism against gender violence on 2nd December, 2009 read more



NATIONAL COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN HAILS THE GOVERNMENT’S BILL AGAINST SEXUAL HARASSMENT
The National Assembly passed an amendment in Pakistani Penal Code to include sexual harassment as a crime. This Criminal Procedures (Amendment) Act 2009 was passed unanimously by the National Assemread more



Islamabad: 29 October: National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) has condemned the dastardly
Expressing deep sympathies with the victims’ families and solidarity with the people of Peshawar and the Provincial government the NCSW has assured them that they are not alone in their hour read more



National Commission on the Status of Women takes strong notice of the Phool Nagar’s Incident and U
Islamabad: 20 Oct. While strongly condemning the Phool Nagar incident the National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) has urged the Punjab Chief Minister to take prompt action against the perread more



1st September 2009: The National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) has rejected as misplaced
A major cause of divorce is domestic violence, which is endemic in Pakistan, and, it is hoped, that giving women means of redress will serve to decrease violence and abuse. Family problems, includiread more



19th August , 2009: Terming ‘Nizam-e-Adl’ an anti-women that tends to exclude women from the adm
This was the consensus reached at the concluding session of a two-day conference on ‘Extremism and its Impact on Society: Implications for Women’ organised by the National Commission onread more



 
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