Saturday, 6 June 2015

The Harassment of Women at Workplace Act 2010 is for Formal Sector only

Majority of the women in Pakistan work in the non-formal sector which mostly comprises of Domestic Workers and Home Based Workers. Sadly there is no law at the moment governing their rights anywhere in Pakistan.

The Protection against Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, 2010 is a black law on the other hand with having lots of lacuna and gaps even to entertain the rights of women working in formal sector. This Act was introduced in the year 2010 in result of which Women Ombudsman were created in whole of Pakistan.

The Ombudsman so created lack jurisdiction to entertain complaints directly. They are not headed by Judges with legal knowledge rather ordinary people are appointed to look into the matters of women from formal sector. Similarly these ombudsman do not have further forums of appeal rather a reference against their decisions can be made to the president of Pakistan.

Women from formal sector are not getting adequate relief from Ombudsman created under the Protection Against Harassment of Women at Workplace Act 2010. Similarly women in non formal sector do not have any recognition under the above captioned law. For more on this topic contact internationallawyerinfo@gmail.com

Regards,
Salman Yousaf Khan
Women Rights Advocate
+92-333-5339880

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Regards,
Salman Yousaf Khan
Chairperson
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+92-333-5339880