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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Nowshera, Lakki Marwat: Re-polling in stations with women vote bar, Pakistan
The Peshawar High Court on Monday ordered the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to hold re-elections on polling stations of NA-5 Nowshera and NA-27 Lakki Marwat, where women were barred from voting on August 22 by-elections. The court has also...
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...
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...
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...
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Negotiating Culture: Intersection of Culture and Violence against Women in Asia Pacific
The report provides in depth presentations on different aspects of ‘culture’ and its effect on women and violence against women. It also sets out effective strategies for addressing culture at the community, national and international level.