Karachi (Promotional Release) On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Women has reiterated its commitment to empower women and said that for the empowerment of women and gender equality at workplaces across the country. Will continue our efforts.
The Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry took the initiative of women empowerment in 2017 with the cooperation of UN Women. During a survey of OICCI member companies, it was revealed that only 2% of senior management were women, 16% of middle management and 36% of lower management positions were held by women. Last year, OICCI organized training and coaching sessions to examine the issues hindering the participation of women in workplaces.
OICCI is working on this research and based on the feedback received from working women, a white paper on empowerment of women will be issued which will give suggestions to solve the basic problems faced by women. , this white paper aims to assist the Government of Pakistan in implementing a regulatory infrastructure that will advance gender equality and women’s empowerment in Pakistan’s corporate and business sectors.
OICCI President Shazia Syed said that the member companies of the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which represent the investors coming to Pakistan from abroad, have management skills, good values and gender equality in the workplace. In terms of being a role model in the corporate sector of the country, we are aware of our responsibilities and that is why OICCI is strongly committed to being a part of the government in formulating policies to address these issues. is working, which is hindering Pakistan from making a place in the global gender gap ranking.
OICCI Secretary General Abdul Aleem said that Pakistan’s number is 148 out of 149 countries in the Global Gender Gap Ranking, which is disappointing for a country with a population of over 200 million. I came 146th, 139th in education, 145th in health and 97th in political power. He said, ‘We believe that the economic development of the country will prove beneficial in gender equality and more women will come forward in professional life, especially in manufacturing and service sector activities.
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