The NCSW Chairperson, Ms. Khawar Mumtaz, along with the NCSW Secretary, Ms. Samina Hasan held a meeting with the Chairman, Higher Education Commission (HEC), Dr. Tariq Banuri on 5th September, 2018 at the HEC office, to explore areas of collaboration between NCSW and HEC in promoting gender equality. The Chairman HEC expressed the need for a comprehensive Gender Policy for universities, which needed to include empowerment, equality, protection against harassment, nurturing and other key goals. He requested NCSW to help in developing the policy, similar to the support provided to the Mehran University. The Chairperson NCSW agreed to undertake the review of the stated and propose improvements that HEC could take forward. The Chairperson NCSW also discussed the promotion of research on women’s issues and HEC’s system for providing grants for research. Other areas of collaboration included ethical Review system for research, gender policy framework for universities, promotion of research & writing skills for aspiring women writers.