Hari Welfare Association calls for enforcing laws for protection of rural women.

HYDERABAD -- The Hari Welfare Association (HWA), a non-profit organization working for the rights of peasants, has expressed deep concern over lax enforcement of the laws for protection of the rights of rural women.

In a statement issued here on Friday to mark the International Day of Rural Women, the association's President, Akram Ali Khaskhlei, said the day reminded the global community that there was still a way to go to provide protection to rural women, especially peasants.

He argued that government initiatives like Ehsaas and the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) gave financial support to the women, but they were far from ensuring the protection enshrined in the constitution.

The HWA's President called for the implementation of the Sindh Women Agriculture Workers Act, 2019, saying the act was a pivotal step towards recognizing the work of women in the agriculture sector and promoting their participation in decision-making to foster empowerment.

He lamented that the provincial government passed the law four years ago, but its adequate enforcement has yet to materialize. According to him, the Act acknowledged...

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