KP to notify legislation on domestic violence

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Staff Reporter
Peshawar

Members Provincial Assembly Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday vowed to further strengthen the implementation and oversight of pro-women laws including newly enacted legislation on domestic violence and reproductive health rights to end all forms of discrimination and violence against women in the province.

They were speaking at the event jointly hosted by Blue Veins and Awaz-CDS Pakistan, non-governmental organizations, in collaboration with Women Parliamentary Caucus Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly and Social Welfare and Women Empowerment Department.

The event was attended by Deputy Speaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, MPAs, Women Parliamentary Caucus, representatives’ law, population welfare, and social welfare department and Civil Society Organizations. Addressing the consultation, the speakers highly appreciated the fact that women parliamentarians in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly are playing an efficient role in taking forward the issues particularly related to women, girls, children, and transgender persons.

Mehmood Jan, Deputy Speaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly said: “Throughout the past few years, breakthroughs in pro-women legislation have shown the strong commitments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s government to protect rights of women.”

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