MOU with the White Ribbon Campaign
Nov 25, 2014
NCSW entered into an MOU with the White Ribbon Campaign (WRC) to launch a nationwide campaign to create awareness about pro-women laws through Seminars, TV, Radio, Social Media, and Print Media. It jointly organized a launching ceremony on the occasion of Sixteen Days of Activism for Elimination of Violence against Women on 25th November 2014 in Islamabad participated in by Government officials, social activists, legislators, diplomats and representatives of media and civil society participated. The launch was followed by a 2 week campaign on the laws and a regular campaign and a plan was drawn out carry the campaign over the year with TV & radio spots and posters.
The National Commission initiated the groundwork to finalize and standardize the CEDAW reporting formats and reporting mechanisms as well as develop consensus on National Policy Guidelines framework. Government officials from various provinces and ICT as well as representatives from UN Women and the Gender Crime Cell of the National Police Bureau met in May 2014 at the Office of NCSW. Indicators for reporting were developed by PCSW - Punjab for the two CEDAW Committee concluding observations that Pakistan had to report progress on in 2015 (Observations 22 and 28). These were subsequently sent to Min of LJHR for the Treaty Implementation Unit.