National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) on Thursday launched three research studies encompassing representation of women officers in Pakistan's Federal Service Commission, access to justice for survivors of sexual assault
ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - 14th Dec, 2017 ):National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) on Thursday launched three research studies encompassing representation of women officers in Pakistan's Federal Service Commission, access to justice for survivors of sexual assault and Jirga's role with regard to violence against women. The event featured presentation of key findings by the researchers followed by comments from distinguished speakers to discuss various aspects of the research studies.
The launch event was chaired by Justice (Rtd) Mehta Kailash Nath Kohli. The discussion was moderated by Executive Director Shirkat Gah Farida Shaheed. The research study titled 'Prominent Invisibility: Women Officers in Pakistan's Federal Civil Services' authored by Homer Jan Baloch and Kaiser Bengali analysed the data of women representation in public sector for year 2013. The second study 'Access to Justice: For Survivors of Sexual Assault' conducted by Sohail Akbar Warraich and assisted by Hiba Akbar and Anum Asif Bajwa examined cases of sexual violence with regard to the Protection of Women (Criminal Law Amendment) Act, 2006 and how higher courts judgments have treated these cases.
The research titled 'Women, Violence and Jirga: Consensus and Impunity in Pakistan' conducted by Nazish Brohi reflected on the evolution and contemporary role of Jirgas and its anti-women practices, its prevalence and interface with the formal legal system. Chairperson NCSW Khawar Mumtaz thanked all the researchers for their work. She said that for larger outreach, the Commission plans to translate research reports in Urdu and would widely disseminate the highlights with the relevant departments.