PCSW holds training session for women MPAs

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LAHORE: The Punjab Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) organised a training session in Punjab Assembly with women members of the Provincial Assembly on the subject of protection of women against harassment.

Convener Women Parliamentary Caucus President Kanwal Numan and Secretary General Shameela Aslam hosted this training session with collaboration of PCSW Chairperson Fauzia Viqar at Punjab Assembly.

Women MPAs from all across Punjab participated in this training session and shared their concerns about the implementation and effectiveness of this law, stated an official spokesperson.

PCSW team Senior Legal Executive Helpline Imran Javed Qureshi and Legal Executive Helpline Salma Muzaffar conducted this training session and briefed in detail about the protection of women against harassment at workplace with Punjab Amendment 2012, Section 509 PPC, Telegraphic Act and Cyber Harassment laws.

The participants stressed on the commission’s mandate to amend the law regarding redressal mechanism for help-seeking women who lodge complain on Punjab Women’s Helpline-1043.