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September 28, 2021

Agreement To Ensure Women’s Safe Travel

ISLAMABAD: The United Nations agency UN Women Pakistan, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and the Federal Ombudsperson for Protection Against Harassment (FOSPAH) on Sunday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote the drive of safe mobility for women.

The pact, signed at the Islamabad Airport, includes strengthening the collaboration and a pledge to prevent the harassment of women at public places, read a statement.

Under the agreement, the PIA and the UN Women will create awareness and campaign for a safe travel environment for all women, whether aircrew or PIA’s guests, at airports and offices and during the flight.

This implies full implementation of Pakistan Penal Code 509 & Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act, 2010, even onboard.

“This makes PIA, the first airline in the world and the first corporate sector organization in Pakistan to champion such an initiative under the UN banner, with a public pledge and a implementation plan to create safer travel and work environment for the women,” the statement read.

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