PESHAWAR:Gender- sensitive planning, response and synergized efforts by multi-stakeholders was emphasized, during the post- HLPF CSOs consultation organized in Peshawar by Blue Veins, Awaz Foundation Pakistan CDS and Pakistan Education Champion Network.
The speakers and participants emphasized during the consultation that civil society has the potential to support Govt in ensuring inclusive and gender-responsive policymaking across the sectors for the effective achievement and implementation of SDGs especially for education and gender-equality related goals and targets.
It was shared during the consultation that Pakistan was the first country who adopted Agenda 2030 as National Development Agenda in 2016 and Goal 4 and 5 are among the prioritized goals.
Talking to the participants Zia-ur-Rehman, AWAZ Foundation Pakistan: Centre for Development Services said “Goal 4 and 5 of Agenda 2030 have complex interlinkages and there is strong consensus on that education for gender equality and gender parity in access to education remains crucial for sustainable development.”
Muhammad Ijaz Khan, Acting Chief Child Protection and Welfare Commission said on the occasion “with greater political will, Government is making pro-active and concentrated efforts to ensure effective implementation of legal frameworks.
Qamar Naseem, Pakistan Education Champion Network said “despite of progressive policy actions, girls education in Pakistan is suffering from variety of challenges and gender disparity.
Khursheed Bano Women Rights Activist said “Government and CSOs must demonstrate collective commitment and support.