Sexual Harassment


Policy Recommendations on Online Harassment Cases

Digital Rights Foundation released Cyber Harassment Helpline’s annual report of 2019 on 24th June. The report highlights complaint trends observed in the previous year as well as the policy recommendations for all the stakeholders. Concerning trends observed were the increase of attacks on mobile wallets/ e-wallets like EasyPaisa and phishing attacks where people were targeted through WhatsApp or text messaging. The Helpline saw a total of 2023 cases being reported, with a daily average of 146 calls per month in 2019. When compared to the overall complaints the Helpline had received over three years, the calls from 2019 account for […]


UN Women, Ombudsperson Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ink accord to fight sexual harassment at workplaces

UN Women Pakistan has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Office of Ombudsperson Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) for protection against sexual harassment of women at the workplace. Aisha Mukhtar, Deputy Country Representative, UN Women Pakistan, and Rukhshanda Naz, first Ombudsperson of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, signed the MoU. Under this MoU, database for reported cases will be supported to assess the trends of sexual harassment at the workplace along with capacity building of inquiry committees to deal with cases of sexual harassment. UN Women and Office of Ombudsperson KP will also collaborate for raising public awareness on sexual harassment laws and […]


UN Women and KP Ombudsperson sign MoU on protection of women against sexual harassment

The UN Women Pakistan has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Ombudsperson on the protection of women against sexual harassment at workplaces. The agreement was signed between K-P’s first Ombudsperson Rukhshanda Naz and UN Women Pakistan Deputy Country Representative Aisha Mukhtar. “Now that the office of Ombudsperson is active, we will like to emphasize the execution and smooth implementation of the workplace harassment law so that the environment is safe for women to reach their full potential and contribute to the economy,” Naz stated. Mukhtar welcomed Naz’s appointment as the first Ombudsperson for K-P and reiterated […]