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Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Pakistan: Empowering women key to sustainable development:
“Empowering young women is key to Pakistan’s sustainable social and economic development,” said Usman Dar, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Youth Affairs.   Addressing the launching ceremony of “Young Women in Pakistan: Status Report 2020” as...
Friday, November 01, 2019
Pakistan: Women parliamentarian in Sindh rise above political affiliation
Women members of Sindh Assembly, representing both treasury and opposition benches here Friday pledged to unanimously support the cause of gender sensitivity, including provision for economic empowerment of women and excluded groups. Actively...
Friday, July 20, 2018
Pakistan: 3.8m more women added to electoral rolls due to registration drive, says ECP representative
An election commission representative has informed that the ECP’s aggressive registration drive in collaboration with Nadra and civil society had registered as many as 3.8 million women voters in recent months, compared to the initially identified...
Monday, February 13, 2017
Pakistan Electoral Reform Plans Aim to Boost Women's Participation in Politics
LAHORE, PAKISTAN — Reforms to Pakistan's electoral laws making it mandatory for political parties to allot five percent of their tickets to women candidates were approved on February 7, 2017 by the federal cabinet, the country's highest decision-...
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Thursday, January 26, 2017
Pakistani female lawmaker harassed in parliament
KARACHI: A Pakistani female lawmaker threatened to self-immolate after she was harassed by male colleagues in parliament, telling AFP that the widely-publicised incident shows how laws to protect women are not being enforced. Nusrat Sahar Abbasi, an...
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Press Release: New research reveals violence against women in politics rampant in South Asia
Violence against women in politics is rampant in South Asia according to a new study conducted by the Centre for Social Research and UN Women. The study, ‘Violence against Women in Politics’ revealed that the insufficient implementation of laws,...
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Political awakening of Pakistani women
Do not be misled by the depiction of Pakistani women in popular media. While the thought of Pakistani women may conjure a stereotypical oppressed and burqa-clad image, times are changing fast. The reality is that women in Pakistan are striving to...
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Pakistani women yearn for greater enfranchisement
Few female candidates ran for seats in the by-elections for provincial and National Assembly seats in Pakistan recently, let alone won. Similarly, after the country’s general elections in May 2013, the number of women holding contested National...
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...
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,...
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,...
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...
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...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Pakistan: Daughter of the East Returns - With West's Backing
The much bruited ‘deal’ between Pakistan’s twice-elected, twice-deposed former prime minister Benazir Bhutto and President Gen. Pervez Musharraf has cast a shadow over her triumphal homecoming on Thursday, after nine long years of self-imposed...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Pakistan: Bhutto Has New Status After Attack
Bhutto, 54, a former two-time premier, has always said that a crowd is the best cushion for a leader. But the twin bomb blasts that greeted her upon her return to Pakistan two weeks ago, killing at least 140 in the country's deadliest known...

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