Islamabad: Women with Disabilities Monday urged the authorities concerned to play an active role in providing equal rights in health care, education, vocational training, employment and income generation opportunities.
Written by Associated Press of Pakistan, The News International
Women with Disabilities (WWD) are one of the most marginalised groups in society. Sidra Batool disable women told “Women with disabilities face significantly more difficulties in both public and private sphere.”
She said that they face challenges in attaining education, health, housing , vocational training and employment”. They also experience inequality in hiring, promotion rates and pay for equal work, she further said.
She suggested the WPC to make a working group to address issues faced by women with disabilities. Secretary Women’s Parliamentary Caucus Munaza Hassan assured complete support of Women Parliamentary Caucus (WPC) for women with disabilities and said that women with disabilities will be part of all WPC initiatives in future.