The National Commission on the Status of Women announced its first NCSW Literary Award 2018 in January 2018 and second in September 2019, respectively. The purpose of the Award was to encourage Pakistani women writers to promote women’s rights through their creative writings. Women writers from across Pakistan and from all walks of life were invited to submit:
Collection of short stories,
Collection of poetry,
It was decided that two awards would be given to the best submissions, one in Urdu language and the other in a provincial language of Pakistan. In recognition of their work, the competitive winners were awarded a monetary prize and their work was published by NCSW, for wider circulation. The Commission has made NCSW Literary Award a regular activity of the Commission.