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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Pakistan: Woman Politician Wins Even by Losing
An illiterate peasant who is a mother of nine, Jori had made a bid for the PB-25 Jafarabad seat in the Sindh provincial assembly that had suddenly been vacated with the killing of its occupant, Sardarzada Rustam Jamali.Few had expected her to win in...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Pakistan: Women Participation in Politics Urged
Speakers at a seminar, ìWomen, Religion and Politicsî, said Saturday that political parties should give equal opportunities to women so that they could play their role in the progress of the country. The two-day seminar, organized by the...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Pakistan: A Woman Like Benazir
Bhutto was a powerful symbol for women in South Asia. Her homecoming to Pakistan in 2007 after eight long years in exile managed to make us forget about Bhutto's (more specifically her husband's) countless corruption charges. Even the...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Pakistan: Women Political Participation
The National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) here Wednesday unveiled a set of recommendations for improved political participation of women under Political Parties Order 2002 and Local Government System and it was supported by the...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Pakistan: Lack up of funds impedes setting up of women's radio station
There is a need to formulate a national media policy that could bring about a positive change in society and highlight the reality of the women's vital role in building the nation, said Sindh Women's Development Minister Tauqeer Fatima Bhutto...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Pakistan: 18th Amendment Saving the Ministry of Women Development
The Ministry of Women Development should not be devolved to provinces as its status has not been made clear in the constitution. The ministry is neither on the concurrent nor the federal list, thus it would be better if it is given to a...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Pakistan: PM urges women to actively participate in national development
Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Friday urged the country’s women to actively participate in national development.Reiterating the government’s commitment to take measures for women’s empowerment and emancipation, the Prime Minister lauded...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Pakistan: Millions of Women Missing from Draft Electoral Polls
The draft electoral rolls of 2012 indicated a fall in the numbers of registered female voters, said the Pattan Development Organisation report on Thursday. The report showed that compared to 2008, the number had fallen by 1,378,697 in 2012...
Friday, October 28, 2011
Asia Pacific Feminist Forum
The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) will hold the first ever Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (APFF) on 12-14 December 2011 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This event will bring together 100-150 activists- women lawyers, academics,...
Friday, October 28, 2011
Call for Applications: Asia Pacific Feminist Forum
The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) will hold the first ever Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (APFF) on 12-14 December 2011 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The APFF will bring together women activists, lawyers, academics, advocates and...
Monday, June 13, 2011
Seventh Meeting of Women Speakers of Parliament
The meeting, to be held in November, will draw 37 women speakers from different parliaments of Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, South America and Asia For more information, see Inter Parliamentary Union
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Democracy and the Challenge of Change: A Guide to Increasing Women's Political Participation
Drawing on its 25 years of experience in the women’s political participation field, NDI has released a new guide for democracy practitioners to help them develop and carry out effective programs to bring more women into government and politics.  “In...
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Democracies without Violence: Engendering Politics, Policies and Actions
In South Asia, the concept of power and authority are ascribed to certain social characteristics determined by the male privileged groups to exclude women. Women normally are not given the opportunity to hold positions of power in politics. Being...
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
The Impact of Religion on Women’s Leadership Roles in Politics and Public Life
This consolidated response highlights the impact of religious norms and religion on women’s political participation. The response also describes women’s participation in religious institutions and religious political parties, as well as women’s...
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Gender Responsive Budgeting in Pakistan: Experience and lessons learned
This article describes the experience and lessons learned to date during the implementation of gender responsive budgeting (GRB) in Pakistan. The article provides the background, and details on GRB activities, including various GRB tools, gender...
Friday, March 27, 2009
Making Invisible Work More Visible; Gender and Time Use Surveys with a Focus in the Pacific and Unpaid Care Work
This book looks at methodologies for time use surveys in developing countries, especially the Pacific and the importance of unpaid care work.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
A Digest of Case Law on the Human Rights of Women (Asia Pacific)
This is a collation of case summaries from the Asia Pacific region citing CEDAW, National Constitutions, and other Human Rights instruments protecting equality of rights between men and women.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Guidelines for Gender Sensitive Disaster Management
These guidelines are a set of practical steps to assist governments, the non state sector and civil society to respond to women’s concerns and needs in post disaster situations. The guidelines have been developed based on the reports of the survey...

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