Inter-Provincial Ministerial Group (IPMG)

NCSW has close coordination and collaboration with the provincial departments and Women Commissions through the Inter-Provincial Ministerial Group (IPMG). It facilitates to assess the situation, sharing, and mutual support on women laws, policies, and issues to ensure true implementation of pro-women laws in the country. The IPMG meetings are rotated among provinces. It brings together relevant stakeholders from all over Pakistan to strengthen the coordination mechanisms, share achievements, and collectively deliberate on faced challenges about women empowerment and gender equality. 

The 18th Inter-Provincial Ministerial Group (IPMG) was hosted by the National Commission on the Status of Women and UN Women on 26th October 2021 in Karachi, which brought together Secretaries of Women Development Departments (WDDs), Social Welfare Departments (SWDs), and Chairpersons of Provincial Commissions on the Status of Women (CSW) to accelerate efforts for launching the National Data Gender Portal and to develop a mechanism for a joint response on cases of Violence Against Women.