Gender equality relates to equality between women and men with respect to their treatment, opportunities, and economic achievements in the workplace.
This is beneficial for all individuals to achieve their full potential, for the economy to utilise the skills and productivity of the workforce efficiently and for society to increase social cohesion.
In November 2017, Pakistan Business Council entered into a partnership with International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group (WBG), to help improve employment opportunities for women in Pakistan. Through this initiative, IFC and PBC produced a series of webinars on the business case for women’s employment, tackling childcare, and effective anti-sexual harassment mechanisms. They also organized an International Women’s Day conference in March 2018 where companies made pledges to foster workforce gender diversity. Moreover, IFC and PBC delivered Pakistan’s first women on boards training and led a media campaign to raise awareness on the importance of boosting women’s employment.