May Day Rally and seminar in Lahore
1st May 2023
In connection with International Labor Day 2023, WISE organised two public seminars in Lahore and Faisalabad followed by May Day rallies in the two cities. On 1st May a large number of women domestic workers gathered at Lahore Press Club where speakers expressed their concerns regarding the slow compliance of the Punjab Domestic Workers Act 2019. Leaders of Women Domestic Workers Union demanded right to registration with Punjab Employees Social Security Institution, issuance of social security cards and effective implementation of DWs law.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Bushra Khaliq, Executive Director WISE, Shenaz Ajmal, President DWs union and general secretary Shazia Saeed said women workers contribute to national economy in big way but their rights are being violated and incidents of violence against DWs especially child domestic workers is common. Despite the Domestic workers law in Punjab, they are not being registered with PESSI. This was followed by a Rally outside Lahore Press Club to express solidarity with the workers and labourers.