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UN Women

Project Title:

‘Capacity Building of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Commission on the Status of Women (KPCSW) for Legislative Review, Assessment of Policy and Programmes regarding Women and Role of District Committees’

Duration: 10th August 2011 – 9th July 2012

Project Description:

The cultural and social environment of the province is not very favorable for women by and large. The prevailing attitude among men is that women’s place is at home and the oft-quoted term ‘Chaddar and Chardewari’ describes this attitude. For women who are brave enough to come out into public life or necessity have to do it are faced with negative attitude from male colleagues and sexual harassment in workplaces.

The project envisages an enhanced capacity of the Commission for its functions of legislation review, review of the assessment of programs/ projects for women and monitoring of the instructions and mechanism of social care and justice for women, and guidelines to the District Committees.

Activities under the Project

  1. Capacity Building of members and staff of Commission
  2. Review of Legislation
  3. Assessment of Institutions for justice and social care for women
  4. Development of District Committees
  5. Special Event Celebration

Outcomes of the Project:

The Following outcomes are expected from the project.

  1. Enhanced the Capacity of the Commission members and staff regarding major international treaties and national/ provincial laws, plans. Members able to adequately represent the Commission’s role on international and national levels.
  2. Gaps in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial labor laws identified and suggestions for amendment made to have protective environment for female workers.
  3. System in place in the Directorate of SW, SE & WED of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to track information on GBV. Improved SOPs developed for social care institutions e.g women protection and crises centers run by Govt. of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
  4. District Committee established at district level in KP and District Committee member have awareness regarding GBV to redress extreme GBV cases.
  5. Greater understanding and renewed commitment of Commission’s Members at provincial and district level of KP to women’s rights.