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Thursday, April 25, 2013
Women's movement in Pakistan: State, Class, Gender
Women in Pakistan like their counterparts elsewhere in the world have been victims of the double oppression of class and gender. Given a socio-economic milieu in which the vast majority of the populace are victims of social, political and economic...
Monday, April 22, 2013
Number of Women Candidates is Not Rising, Pakistan
Despite the welcome addition of a woman candidate contesting independently from Bajaur Agency, the overall number of women candidates contesting on general seats of the National Assembly (NA) has stayed much the same since the 2002 election. Even in...
Monday, April 15, 2013
Malaysian women want greater political participation
As Malaysia's political parties finalize their candidate lists for Nomination Day next weekend, a mothers' group has unveiled its own election 'manifesto'. (We invite our users to read the complete article published April 15 2013)
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Project launched to promote voter awareness, Pakistan
In collaboration with the UNDP, UNWomen, Australian Aid and Norwegian Embassy, the National Rural Development Programme launched project which aimed at providing advance education to 250,000 voters in Sindh especially the marginalised voters,...
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Women in Pakistani Politics
Al Jazeera's Kamal Hyder, reporting from Islamabad, discusses women in Pakistani politics. (We invite our users to watch the video posted Arpil 2 2013)
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Woman runs for election in Pakistan tribal area
For most women in Pakistan's war-torn and ultra-conservative frontier region, casting a vote in an election is an impossible dream, let alone standing as a candidate.But one woman from Bajaur, a strife-ridden area bordering Afghanistan, has stunned...
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Dir women ‘allowed’ to cast vote
All political and religious parties in Lower Dir agreed on Tuesday to back women’s participation in voting and follow the election code of conduct during the upcoming general election.   (We invite our users to read the complete article published on...
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Women Face Bars to Voting in Landmark Pakistan Poll
With Pakistan facing landmark general elections May 11, cultural bars on women voting are so entrenched in conservative parts of the country that thousands of women are unlikely to vote, interviews show.   (We invite our users to read the complete...
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Ex-women MPAs feel political culture not favourable, Pakistan
PESHAWAR, March 21: The majority of the women elected to the last Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on reserved seats have applied for tickets of their respective parties for the upcoming elections — but many feel the political culture is still not...
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Dr. Donya Aziz
“…I think that we‘ve helped to change the Pakistani social fabric in this regard [to women] and now sometimes we even hear little girls say that they want to be members of parliament when they grow up which is great because when I was a little girl...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Q&A with H.E Khawar Mumtaz, Chairperson of the National Commission on the Status of Women, Pakistan
In light of Pakistan’s fourth periodic report to the CEDAW Committee in Geneva on 12 February, UN Women spoke to the recently appointed Chairperson of the National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW). The new and autonomous Commission became...
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Pakistan: Foreign Minister Khar to Meet Hillary Clinton This Week
Amidst growing call from lawmakers to strip US aid to the country, Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar will arrive on Tuesday to hold a series of meetings with top US officials including the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. During the...
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Pakistan: EVAW/G Alliance seeks protection for Women Rights Defenders
The End Violence Against Women & Girls (EVAW/G) Alliance August 6 put forth a charter of demand (COD) to the Pakistani government to protect, promote and sustain the rights of women and girls, with particular focus on woman NGO workers and women...
Thursday, August 02, 2012
Power, Voice and Rights: South Asia Regional Conference on Women’s Political Leadership 2011
The report summarizes the key deliberations and outcomes of the said Conference organized in October 2011 by the Parliament of Bangladesh and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) under the framework of the “Improving Democracy through...
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Pakistani Women and Young People Work on Political Skills
In Pakistan, where instability, distrust, violence and political rivalries can impede interaction among political parties, women and young people — the majority of the population — often have difficulty making their voices heard. According to some...
Friday, July 20, 2012
NDI: Pakistani Women and Young People Work on Political Skills
Photo credit: NDI According to some estimates, more than 60 percent of Pakistanis are under the age of 35. Yet women and young people seldom have leadership opportunities or seats on decision making bodies.     To help enhance their...
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Pakistan: Civil society, NGOs protest against treasury’s ‘gender-biased’ conduct
Aurat Foundation and other civil society organisations, including Legislative Watch Group, Violence Against Women Watch Group and Citizen Action Committees for Women Rights, expressing solidarity with women MPAs, strongly condemned the gender-biased...