AL-NISA Forum was established at HQ ANF and all Regional Directorates on International Women's Day, 8th March 2023. It was created to promote the ideals of "ANF Gender Strategy & Advocacy Plan 2022-2027".
AL-NISA Forum brings together the vitality and exuberance of serving ANF officials and the time-honored experience of the non-serving better halves of senior ANF officers who form the Council of Elders. AL-NISA Forum is one of the landmark initiatives undertaken by ANF for women's empowerment, mainstreaming, and strengthening the gender-responsive work environment.
Through the medium of the AL-NISA Forum and driven by voluntary spirit, the Council of Elders is mandated to promote a culture of inclusion amongst ANF womenfolk regardless of their cultural and social differences, render wise counsel regarding the welfare of women in service, provide guidance against workplace harassment and discrimination, and bridge communication gap between all ranks of ANF Women leadership and senior ANF male leadership.
The Secretariat of the AL-NISA Forum was formally inaugurated at HQANF on 17th August 2023. Other vital initiatives by ANF to protect gender equity in all its facets include the construction of women's hostels, daycare centers, exclusive Ladies' Common Rooms in all establishments, the constitution of an Anti-Harassment Committee headed by the Senior Most Lady Officer, the establishment of Women's Career Planning Cell and focused efforts to enhance their professional capacities. In its journey towards women empowerment, ANF acknowledges the contributions and support rendered by the U.S. Embassy Islamabad Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) and UNDP in formulating "ANF Gender Strategy & Advocacy Plan 2022-2027" and other related initiatives. ANF looks forward to undertaking multi-faceted initiatives on women's empowerment through its strong partnership with INL and other international partners.