Protection of women’s rights in the workplace demanded – Latest News – The Nation

Peshawar – Representatives of a civil society organization have called for the protection of the rights of women workers in factories and business premises and stressed the need to strictly enforce all relevant laws and regulations in this regard.

Speakers while expressing their views during an introductory session about Working Women’s Alliance (WWA), an initiative of a non-governmental organization, Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA), and Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in collaboration with Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) said on Wednesday that women have a central role in the economic development of a country.

The session was chaired by CSIC President, Hasnain Khurshid, while Ms. Naheed, representative of TDEA, acted as moderator on this occasion.

Senior members of the chamber, officials of TDEA/FAFEN, relevant government officials, traders, industrialists, social activists, representatives of non-governmental organizations, members of the alliance of working women were also present at the session.

Ms. Naheed, through her multimedia presentation, elaborated key terms of reference (ToR) concerning the constitutional and fundamental rights of women workers, which were defined during a dialogue at the national level. She requested the cooperation of the SCCI for further modifications and improvements of these terms of reference.

The head of the SCCI said that the factory owners respect the labor laws and guarantee the rights of all employees, workers, especially women workers and those who work for daily wages in the factories. He said minimum wages announced by the provincial government are strictly enforced by factory owners in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Farhad, a member of the women’s alliance, said the forum actively engages relevant stakeholders to ensure that all rights are granted to working women in the province. He said women’s rights were protected in factories at all levels.

Later, the head of SCCI assured TDEA/FAFEN to cooperate fully to ensure all rights and facilities for women workers in factories and different types of business premises, as well as the implementation of relevant laws to this regard.