The evolving role of women in Pakistani politics

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September 6, 2013

The evolving role of women in Pakistani politics

In Pakistan’s upcoming general elections on March 11th 2013 only 36 women are contesting general National Assembly seats on political party tickets, up from 34 in the 2008 elections.This low number contradicts overall trends whereby a growing number of women are contesting elections as independent candidates and more women are registered to vote than ever before. Despite these indicators, Pakistan’s political parties have done little in this election cycle to facilitate women’s participation in the political process. 
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Author: 
Huma Yusuf
Editor: 
Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre
Publication year: 
2013