Depts. asked to ensure action on women rights act

Peshawar: The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Social Welfare, Special Education and Women Empowerment Department has, through a circular, directed heads of all the government departments, corporations and autonomous, semi autonomous bodies to ensure acting upon Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act 2010 and display code of conduct for protection against harassment of women at work place so that the women can be provided safe working environment free from harassment, abuse and intimidation that will fulfil women rights to work with dignity, get higher productivity and a better quality of life at work.

The heads of government departments as well as other autonomous and semi autonomous bodies have further been directed to constitute three members committee of credible persons, with at least one women member to address the complaints of harassment as per law, as and when received to ensure that justice is done swiftly and retaliation against the complainants is curbed, display copies of the code of conduct in English as well as in language understood by majority of the employees at conspicuous place in the organization and the workplace, inform and educate the employees to make them more aware of the provisions of the Act and to encourage a professional and dignified work environment for the women in the public and private sectors.