ISLAMABAD: Federal Ombudsperson for Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplaces (FOSPAH) Kashmala Tariq said that nuisance free working environment for women is our mission to empower entrepreneur females for a propitious and stable future.
She expressed these views on the occasion of ‘National Women Day’ held at National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) on Tuesday.
She said that the basic purpose to celebrate this day was to highlight the significance of Women’s empowerment and their long-standing struggle in all fields of life.
She said, “Our vision is to proactively stem out all forms of discrimination and provide them suitable environment on the workplaces adding she said there is a need for concerted efforts from the cross-section of the society to eliminate it once and for all.”
She said that almost 80 to 90 per cent workplace harassment cases were not being reported by women in the country just to keep the honour of families intact.
She said that they are taking further steps to reach out to academic institutions so that school, colleges and universities may introduce subjects like women empowerment in their curricula and activities.
She advised that women are being harassed at workplaces they must share with their other colleagues to make it public.
She further stated that education for women is very vital so that they can stand with men equally and can contribute to the country’s development.
She recommended women to maintain their legacy and help other women for building confidence and overcome their insecurities from other women. They should bring positivity in them and get rid of negativity as part of their general training and tell their fellow men how to respect women and need to train our men as well, she said.
She said women should be aware of their rights and they should not tolerate the injustices done to them.
She added that under FOSPAH, they train volunteers and media internships and then they train the trainers.
She said that all the institutions should have harassment committee, if not then report to FOSPAH.
“The government is committed to creating a safe working environment for women, which is free of harassment, abuse and intimidation with a view toward fulfilment of their right to work with dignity,” she maintained.