Hangu, 5 November 2022 (TDI): UN Women Pakistan and EU-funded Rule of Law project conducted a training program for KPK policewomen officers.

The theme of the training program was “Basic Gender Concepts, Human Rights, Gender Responsive Policing and Pro-Women Laws”. The event was conducted at Police Training College, Hangu, Peshawar.

Calling the event a proud moment EU Ambassador to Pakistan, Riina Kionka stated, “Law enforcement works best when the officers are representative of the community they’re serving. EU Pakistan is proud to play a role”.

UN Women Pakistan said that the event was a way of “Promoting Women in Law Enforcement”. The key purpose of UN Women is to empower women and bring them to their full potential.

The event focused on gender equality and basic human rights highlighting, “significant socioeconomic implications. Strong economies are fueled by the empowerment of women, which boosts output and expansion”.

However, there are still significant gender disparities in every community. Women endure occupational segregation, salary inequalities, and a lack of access to suitable employment.

They are far too frequently denied access to basic healthcare and education. Women face abuse and discrimination everywhere in the world. In both political and economic decision-making processes, they are underrepresented.

UN Women

UN Women is the United Nations organization devoted to empowering women and promoting gender equality. UN Women, a global advocate for women and girls, was founded to hasten the process of addressing their needs on a global scale.

UN Women works with governments and civil society to develop the laws, policies, programs, and services necessary to guarantee that the standards are effectively implemented and truly benefit women and girls throughout the world.

UN Women supports UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality. It works internationally to bring the Sustainable Development Goals’ vision of a better world for women and girls to life and supports women’s equal participation in all spheres of life.

EU Rule of Law project

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Balochistan provinces are the subject of a program that the European Union and its partners developed to advance the rule of law and improve Pakistan’s criminal justice system.

The plan runs from 2021 to 2025 and is funded with EUR20 million. It is based on the belief that an improved and transformed justice sector is the only long-term answer to resolving significant and systemic shortcomings in justice delivery.

The program is being jointly carried out by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality & the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), & the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

It aims to support reform processes to ensure the delivery of people-centered justice, improve access to justice for all, especially women and less privileged/marginalized groups, and enhance the service delivery of the security sector by constitutional standards.