Women Development Department (Sindh)

sindh.gov.pk/dpt/WDD/index.html
  • Organization TypeGovernment
  • HeadquartersPakistan
  • Founded1977

Women Development Department (Sindh)

A Women Development Cell was established in the Planning & Development Department, Government of Sindh in 19179. The objective of this cell was to address women's issues through  an institutionalized system in planning and development of Sindh.   1979 :  Creation of Women Development  Cell in Planning & Development Department 1994 :   Establishment of Women Development Department   1998    Downsizing  as Social welfare, Women Development Department  &  Population Welfare etc.      2003 : Women Development Department     In 1995 a separate Women Development Department was formed with a broader scope than the previously established cell within the P&DD. However in 1998 the Department was merged with the Social Welfare Department at the secretariat level. In 2001 the Directorate of Women Development was abolished and a Women Development Wing was established under Directorate of Social Welfare. It was later put under the control of Population Welfare Department. In 2003 a separate Women Development Department was re-established with a strong mandate focussed towards women's empowerment and gender equality   Key Commitments   Provincial Policy for Development of Women. WDD Sindh’s Rules of Business with devolved Rules. Gender Reform Action Plan (GRAP) Sindh. ADP, PSDP, donor funded Projects and other activities.   International commitments: Convention for Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) International Labour Convention Beijing declaration
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Company Offices

  • Pakistan (headquarters)
  • Karachi
  • Sindh Secretariat No-3 old KDA Building, Karachi