Businesses have a responsibility to provide an enabling environment


ISLAMABAD, JUN 3 /DNA/ – Chairman Central of Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP) and Chairman FPCCI TVET and Skill Development Committee Mian Akbar Farid has called on Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry, International Labor Organization and Employers’ Federation. A seminar was held on the issue of Pakistan’s gender equality and elimination of workplace discrimination.

While addressing, Atif Ikram Sheikh President FPCCI said that gender equality is a fundamental human right which is essential for the promotion of sustainable economic development. He pointed out that compared to other regional countries, women’s participation and contribution to economic development in Pakistan is very low and its basic The reason is women’s lack of access to education, training and economic opportunities. FPCCI President Atif Ikram Sheikh said that business organizations have the responsibility to provide a favorable environment and work. Provide equal opportunities to women to promote gender equality in the workplace,

M. Akram Farid said that business organizations have the responsibility to provide a favorable environment. He added that gender equality in the workplace is important not only because it is a basic fundamental right and the right thing to do, but also because it is linked to overall economic performance. Gender equality helps build inclusive societies and ensure inclusive, equitable, and sustainable development. Therefore, it is in the national interest for all of us to make a collective effort to eliminate discrimination and promote an enabling environment in the workplace to support gender equality.

EFP Secretary General Syed Nazar Ali said that EFP is at the forefront of promoting and advancing decent work for the sustainable development agenda. We are committed to promoting and ensuring gender equality, good working conditions, and empowering women by eliminating all forms of discrimination and harassment in the workplace.

Vice President Roy FP Feroze Alam said recognizing the importance of women’s participation in economic activities and promoting gender equality, EFP has developed gender equality guidelines. This workshop is organized to increase your capacity to better understand the concept of gender equality and the guidelines, so that you can apply these guidelines to your organizational business to promote gender equality within your organization. Enables adoption in practices.

From the training workshop FPCCI Chairman Capital Office Karim Aziz Malik, Islamabad Industrial Association President Nasir M. Qureshi, Executive Member ICCI Manza Majid, Chairman Coordination FPCCI Malik Sohail Hussain, Group Leader Islam Women Chamber of Commerce Samina Fazil, Former President FPCCI Zubair Ahmed Malik, Former Senior Vice President RICCI Fazema Azim, Board Member EFP Humayun Nazir, Syed Hasnain Mazhar, Athar Iqbal, Squad Leader Retired Ishtiaq Hussain Kayani.

The seminar attendees also discussed challenges faced by women in the workforce. Overall, the seminar highlights the importance of gender equality in driving economic development and the need for collective efforts to create an inclusive and empowering environment for women in Pakistan’s inclusive and empowering environment for women in Pakistan’s workforce.