Punjab Commission on the Status of Women launched the Punjab Gender Parity Report (PGPR) 2018, on May 30th, 2018. The third in its series, the 2018 Report significantly builds upon its predecessors, and provides a comparison over years on key women-related Indicators in 6 thematic areas. PGPR is a compilation of analysis and a number of key findings across Demographics, Governance, Health, Education, Economic Participation and Opportunities, and Justice.
Honorable Governor of Punjab, Mr. Malik Mohammad Rafique Rajwana graced the occasion with his participation as Chief Guest, and appreciated the Report’s findings in providing theGovernment an opportunity to effectively respond to the needs of local populations through targeted policiesand development programs. Minister for Finance, Ms. Aisha Ghous Pasha, Chairperson of the Commission, Fauzia Viqar also spoke about the significance of the report.
The event included a panel discussion on advancing gender parity through collection of gender disaggregated data, and introducing policies to address gender gaps highlighted in the data. Esteemed panelists spoke at length regarding measures to be taken by the Government and other stakeholders to mainstream women's empowerment, and how grave social and economic inequalities cannot be ignored amidst global development goals and standards set by international actors.