Women's Rights/Laws

From 2012 to 2017, the Government of Punjab introduced and implemented several significant measures to counter gender-based discrimination, violence against women, and economic and social empowerment of women. Positive steps have also been taken to encourage and promote women’s participation in the political process and the workforce, while education has remained a key priority for the Government of Punjab

In Punjab, women's rights are protected by the Constitution, and other legislative measures taken by the Provincial Assembly of Punjab.

Constitution of Pakistan

National Laws for the Protection of Women

The national legal framework contains the following recent pro-women laws and amendments:

Recent Policy Initiatives For Women Empowerment in Punjab

Laws for the Protection of Women in Punjab

Recent Child Labour Laws

National & International Commitments

The Government of Pakistan has undertaken commitments at various national and international forums to guarantee women's rights: