PWiC Non-Discrimination Policy

Pakistani Women in Computing (PWiC) is committed to a collaboration environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity.

PWiC does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, marital status, disability or handicap, sex or gender (including pregnancy, sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct including acts of sexual violence such as rape, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, and coercion), gender identity and/or expression (including a transgender identity), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

Unlawful discrimination has no place at PWiC and offends the community’s core values, which include a commitment to equal opportunity and inclusion. All PWiC employees, volunteers, and community members are expected to join with and uphold this commitment.

Any member of PWiC has the right to raise concerns or make a complaint regarding discrimination under this policy without fear of retaliation. Any and all inquiries regarding the application of this statement and related policies may be referred to PWiC President directly at

Code of Conduct for Speakers

In addition to accepting the Participant Code of Conduct for all attendees, speakers must agree to our rules for speaking. Failure to follow these rules will result in disqualification for speaking at PWiC events.

Views expressed by speakers at PWiC events are their own and do not represent Pakistani Women in Computing (PWiC).

Expected Behavior

  • All speakers must register for PWiC event.
  • If you are unable to speak after confirming your participation, please let PWiC know as soon as possible at
  • All speakers commit to presenting as scheduled by PWiC event’s team.
  • If you have a scheduling conflict for religious reasons, please reach out to us so we can accommodate you.
  • Speakers must arrive to their assigned location 15 minutes before their session begins.
  • Speakers must discuss the work for which they were selected to present.
  • Speakers may only hand out promotional materials and/or swag before, during, or after their session relevant to the session topic and your work.
  • All material to be presented or distributed at the event should be submitted to the organizing team ( 48 hours prior for vetting against PWiC code of conduct and other policies. PWiC team will use their discretion to allow any unvetted material to be shared at the event.

Unacceptable Behavior

Speakers may not use their scheduled talk to promote irrelevant agendas.

PWiC Code of Conduct for Participants

The Pakistani Women in Computing (PWiC) believes our community should be truly open for everyone. We are dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our global community. Our events are intended to inspire women to grow in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. PWiC values the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment participants in any form.

As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all attendees, sponsors, volunteers, speakers, organizers, venue staff, media, vendors and other guests (collectively, “Participants”) of the PWiC events free from discrimination for any reason including on the basis of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, age and religion.

This Code of Conduct outlines our expectations for Participant behavior as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior. We invite all Participants to help us realize a safe and positive experience for everyone.


PWiC expects all Participants to abide by these guidelines at all the PWiC events. Participants seek to learn, network, and have fun. Please do so responsibly and with respect for the right of others to do likewise. Thank you for your cooperation in helping us maintain a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment.

Expected Behavior

All Participants are expected to: be considerate, respectful, and collaborative; refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behavior or speech; be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow Participants – your fellow Participants may have a different level of comfort with respect to language and personal space.

Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behaviors include sexual language and imagery, sexist, racist, and exclusionary jokes, trolling, and acts that insult or belittle other event attendees in any way. These are unacceptable at any and all PWiC events. Other forms of harassment and discriminatory behavior include, but are not limited to: offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, caste or creed; sexual images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation; stalking; following; unwarranted photography or recording; sustained disruption of event programming; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to immediately comply and may be removed from the event without warning by any member of PWiC leadership (local chapter/community leads, PWiC officer bearers). Participants are expected to comply with the PWiC Code of Conduct at all event venues.

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

If a participant engages in behavior which is harassing or discriminatory in any way, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate. These actions include, but are not limited to, issuing a warning or expulsion from all future events.



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