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Saturday, August 24, 2013
Changing trends: Edging out old-timers, female politicians take their seats, Pakistan
KARACHI:The major-league of political parties today might paint a picture of male leadership but the by-elections in Sindh on Thursday, in which Pakistan Peoples Party’s Shazia Atta Marri and Shamsun Nisa Memon won from Sanghar and Thatta, proved...
Saturday, August 17, 2013
ANP woman leader shot dead in Peshawar, Pakistan
A woman leader of the Awami National Party (ANP), who was a candidate on reserved seats for women, was shot dead inside her house in Hayatabad on Friday night. Najma Hanif Jadoon’s spouse and former Tehsil Nazim, Hanif Gul Jadoon, was killed along...
Friday, July 19, 2013
Awareness stressed for women’s participation in electoral process in Pakistan
Speakers stressed on the need for education, awareness and training to enhance participation of women in the electoral politics. They were speaking at a conference titled ‘Enhancing the Role of Women for Participation in Electoral Process’ organised...
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Women parlamentarians urge medias to focus on politics, not their dresses
Women parliamentarians expressed concern over increasing media criticism of their dress sense and lifestyle, saying it undermined their efforts and achievements and dampened their spirits. They were speaking at an interactive session on Impact of...
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Pakistan: Harassment of female voters, aid workers shadow historic Pakistan election
Pakistan just held a historic election, but civil society is protesting over thousands of women barred from the polls by Islamic radicals and the fresh killings of aid workers in the world’s most dangerous place for humanitarians.     The May 11...
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Women, minority seats allotted, Pakistan
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announced on Tuesday the names of candidates selected on seats reserved for women and minorities in the National Assembly after making some unexplained changes in the draft notification earlier prepared by...
Friday, May 24, 2013
All women candidates from KP lost election by huge margins, Pakistan
PESHAWAR: A woman contender from Fata and a couple of others from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa made headlines in national and international media after jumping into the election arena, but none of them could win any seat either in national or the provincial...
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Pakistan politician Zahra Shahid Hussain killed in Karachi
A senior female Pakistani politician has been shot dead in the southern port city of Karachi. Zahra Shahid Hussain was the senior vice-president of Pakistan's Movement for Justice party (PTI), led by former international cricketer Imran Khan. She...
Monday, May 20, 2013
Elections 2013: ‘Dir women disenfranchised for security reasons’ , Pakistan
  Restoring peace in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa will be a major challenge for the incoming provincial government, says Sirajul Haq, the finance minister-designate in the provincial cabinet. “But it [the provincial government] will have little say on the...
Friday, May 17, 2013
Nation Elects 16 Women Representatives out of 463 Candidates that Entered Political Ring for 324 National & Provincial General Seats, Pakistan
The Researchers (TR) under its initiatives - Pakistan Governance Forum (PGF) and Women & Politics in Asia Forum (WPAF) - undertook observation of Election 2013 with a gender lens. This was in pursuance of organizations ten years effort to...
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Only six women reach NA on general seats, Pakistan
Out of 272 general seats, only six women reached in the National Assembly and eight women got hold of general seats in the Punjab assembly, out of 297 general seats.  Although the manifestos of all mainstream political parties claimed greater...
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Only six women reach NA on general seats, Pakistan
Out of 272 general seats, only six women reached in the National Assembly and eight women got hold of general seats in the Punjab assembly, out of 297 general seats.  Although the manifestos of all mainstream political parties claimed greater...
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Women voter actively participated in 2013 elections: GEM Report, Pakistan
Gender Election Monitoring Mission issues preliminary report here on Monday reported huge women voter turnout in General Election 2013 who remained standing in queues since morning till the closing time. “Despite pre-election times threats and...
Friday, May 10, 2013
In Pakistan, women work to strengthen democracy
Zameer Akhtar, 28, is participating in the electoral process for the very first time. Being a woman and living in a joint family in Pakistan, getting consent from her elders for her decision wasn’t simple at first. But she felt compelled to take...
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Pakistan's female election candidates have bags of confidence
When Pakistan's new foreign minister arrived in India for talks in 2011 it triggered a media storm on both sides of the border – not because of policy but a Birkin bag. Hina Rabbani Khar, at 34 Pakistan's youngest and first female foreign minister,...
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Women’s issues: Who will be fair to the fairer sex?, Pakistan
According to a 2012 survey by the World Economic Forum, Pakistan is still considered to be one of the worst places in the world to be a woman. With a total of 37 million registered female voters, the policies adopted by political parties to ensure...
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
In election season, Pakistani women struggle to be heard, as voters or candidates
For decades, not a single woman in this dusty Pakistani village surrounded by wheat fields and orange trees has voted. And they aren't likely to in next week's parliamentary election either. The village's men have spoken. "It's the will of my...
Monday, May 06, 2013
Females and FATA, Pakistan
In the history of political participation and representation, women have either been under-represented or excluded. The notion of “private woman and public man” described patriarchal society in recorded history. In Fata, this notion is still working...

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