Signing Ceremony of LOI by the Chairperson NCSW, 18th December 2023

The Chairperson Ms. Nilofar Bakhtiar signed the LOI on behalf of NCSW. At this occassion, she underscored the importance of bridging the digital gender gap and also highlighted the efforts of NCSW for bridging this gap. She also introduced the report titled as “Digitalization and Women in Pakistan” prepared and published by NCSW.

National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW), Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), and the GSM Association (GSMA) announced today establishment of the 'Action Coalition on Women’s Digital Inclusion.' This tri-party collaboration will be committed to bridging the digital gender gap in Pakistan and empowering women through increased access to mobile connectivity.

This LOI is dedicated to contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG 5 (Gender Equality) and SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure). The Action Coalition invites collaboration from stakeholders, NGOs, and businesses to join this initiative and contribute to the cause of women's digital inclusion in Pakistan.