Workshop Sessions Conducted for NWDC on Strategic Plan Development and National Laws for Women In Pakistan


Local councils Association of the Punjab (LCAP) in collaboration with the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) with the support of the European Union (EU), held two workshops for its National Women Development Committee members (NWDC) on the platform of the Association for Development of Local Governance (ADLG).

NWDC is an alliance of all four provincial WDCs comprising key women councillor champions. This workshop was a two-day program.

On day first dated, Tuesday 23rd Feb, the workshop for Strategic Planning of NWDC has been arranged. The Objectives of the strategic plan development workshop was to develop a 3 years strategic plan for women councillors at the National level. To ensure their meaningful participation, effective lobbying and advocacy, sensitisation for women rights and creating awareness about innovative technologies.

Members from CLGF, Program Manager, Claire Frost, and Network Coordinator Janine Xavier covering the area of Women in Commonwealth virtually joined the workshop. After presenting an overview of CLGF and local government representatives in commonwealth countries, they had a dialogue with councilors about their barriers to active participation in Local Government and how CLGF can support them. LCAP and CLGF are Actively working to implement SDG5 in the region

On the second day, Wednesday. 24th Feb, the training workshop on National laws for Women in Pakistan was held for NWDC members. Member Provincial Assembly Punjab and the Focal Person of LCAs in the Assembly, Mussarat Jamshed Cheema honoured our workshop with her participation. She said that soon the landscape of local government will be established under the new law to deliver. She ensured that an engaging and enabling environment for women will be orchestrated.

Criminal Law Expert, Bushra Khaliq, Lawyer Zaib-un-Nisa and Women & Minority Inclusion Officer LCAP Maham Ahmed facilitated women councillors to understand five National Laws.

Ms. Zaib-Un-Nisa (Lawyer and Former DC Chairperson, Kasur) delivering training to women councilors coming from all across Pakistan representing women development committees of all provinces. On: “Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016”
Ms Bushra Khaliq (Criminal Law Expert) delivering training to women councillors coming from all across Pakistan representing women development committees of all provinces. On: “NATIONAL LAWS FOR THE PROTECTION OF WOMEN”

President LCA Punjab, Fozia Khalid Warraich closed the ceremony with her remarks on the stability, transparency and deterrence of women in the Local Councils Associations in Pakistan.

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