Women’s Action for Better Workplaces (WAction) conducted Workplace Monitoring Exercise at 105 workplaces in five project districts i.e. Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta. The monitoring of workplaces was conducted on standardized checklists. Keeping in view the difference in provisions of the laws governing the industrial, public and private workplaces, two checklists were developed, one for the public and private sector and the other for factories. Along with the general provisions in laws that apply on all the workers such as availability of contracts, leaves, daily working hours, occupational safety and health, the monitoring checklists had specific sections related to the rights of women workers such as provisions for paid maternity leaves, separate washrooms, equality in wages as well as compliance with Sexual Harassment at Workplace Act 2010.
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