Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Commission on Status of Women (KPCSW) has formed a Joint Working Group to promote best practices for girls’ quality education and gender equality in education.
According to notification, the Working Group will support the provincial government and education department in promoting, protecting and sustaining the rights of girls to quality education as per the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals.
According to the KPCSW, this joint working group is formed In Pursuance of Article 25 (A) of the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Free Compulsory Primary and Secondary Education Act, 2017. The joint working group will Shares theory, knowledge and experience of strategies, practices and tools to improve girls’ education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Conduct research; develops tools, and makes recommendations to the Provisional Government and education Department and will facilitate dialogue between parliamentarians and the education department.
The Joint working group consisting of representatives from Women Commission, Child Commission, and National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR), Directorate of Human Rights, Education Department, Women Parliamentary Caucus (WPC), Right to Services (RTS), Right to Information (RTI), Standing Committee on Elementary and Secondary Education and Civil Society Organizations CSOs.
Ayesha Bano Parlimentory Secretary on Education of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly and member of the Joint Working Group Said “ The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Govt will continue to invest in quality education with a lifelong learning perspective through inclusive and equitable education systems, paying particular attention to girls, women, and vulnerable groups.”
Riffat Sardar Chairperson of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Commission on the Status of Women Said “KPCSW will make every effort to support KP Government to transform the education systems post-pandemic and to address deficits and inequalities in teaching, training, and learning at all levels.
Mohammad Ijaz Khan Acting Chief of Child Welfare & Protection Commission KP Said “Every child has the right to an education and quality learning opportunities from early childhood to adolescence. And yet, a range of factors – including economic circumstances, geographic location, gender, disability – prevent millions of children from learning.
Qamar Naseem Manager Strategic Engagements Blue Veins & Education Champion Said “Today is a call for action. Together we can take concrete steps towards quality early learning, primary or secondary education, to support two of the Government’s priorities, out-of-school children and gender parity. We can scale up models which support out-of-school girls with alternative learning programs, offering adolescents a pathway to develop the employability skills they need to access decent employment.”