Child Marriage Consultation Punjab, 11th January 2024.

National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) with its development partners, UNFPA, UNICEF & UN Women, held a consultation with provincial stakeholders today in Lahore. The aim was to draw an effective way forward after impactful deliberations on ending child marriage in the country.

Provincial stakeholders included Punjab Commission on the Status of Women, Social Welfare Department, The Punjab Child Protection Bureau, Punjab Human Rights and Minorities Affairs Department, Health Department and Punjab Local Government and Community Development Department. A large number of participants from government departments, civil society organizations, NGOs, experts on mental and physical health, students and media persons attended the event including Sardar Mavarhan Khan, Additional Inspector General Punjab Police.

Pleased to have Dr. Sara Ahmed, Chairperson Child Protection and Welfare Bureau Punjab as the guest of honor, Ms. Khawar Mumtaz, former Chairperson NCSW as Chief Guest for the innaugral session and Punjab health Minister Jamal Nasir as Chief guest for the closing session.