National Commission On Status Of Women (NCSW) To Ensure Well Being Of Rural Women

National Commission on Status of Women (NCSW) to ensure well being of rural women

National Commission on Status of Women (NCSW) in collaboration with Collective for Social Science Research (CSSR) has initiated a program under the theme of 'Women Agriculture Workers' with an aim to recognize the well being of rural women.

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 4th Sep, 2018 ) :National Commission on Status of Women (NCSW) in collaboration with Collective for Social Science Research (CSSR) has initiated a program under the theme of 'Women Agriculture Workers' with an aim to recognize the well being of rural women.

Talking to APP, an official of NCSW said the main purpose of this program was to prioritize the rights and well-being of women agricultural workers in legislation and policy.

"Women agricultural workers undertake difficult physical labour, work long hours, get lower wages and also have fewer opportunities as compared to men," she said.

She further said that approximately 53 per cent women who worked were unpaid while 60 per cent of them belonged to rural areas.

"Khawar Mumtaz, chairperson NCSW, discussed the need to redefine women's work so all provinces can move towards counting and recognizing it at an official level." She said that labour policies and laws needed to apply to female agricultural workers.

She also emphasised the need for forming women cooperatives at the state level for greater financial inclusion and political representation of women.

She mentioned the need for strong policy instruments and political will to ensure landownership and land titles for women.

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