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Foqia Sadiq Khan
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Women, politics and opposition
The conventional consensus is that Pakistan lags behind severely in gender equality. However, one area where it has made progress is women in politics. It is one of 70 countries in the world that has had a woman prime minister or president. Reserved...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Women in politics in Pakistan
Numerous studies from two decades in Pakistan have indicated that what little empowerment of women we have seen till now has stemmed from the increased representation in local governments. This increase to 33 percent took place in 2001. As a result...
Friday, December 07, 2018
Women in politics: Gaining ground for progressive outcomes in Pakistan
Inclusive politics remains an elusive goal in Pakistan, which has a history of military interference in governance institutions, unstable elected governments and internecine conflict. Women’s voices, within the corridors of power or as constituents...
Monday, December 30, 2013
Women in South Asia: Looking back at 2013, and ahead to 2014
Swarna Rajagopalan takes a look at the events that shaped women's rights and gender issues in South Asia in the last year, and what changes and developments we might see in the new year. 2013 witnessed a new awareness about sexual and gender-...
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Women prevented from voting during NA-25 DI Khan by-elections, Pakistan
Women voters were prevented from participating in the by-elections taking place in the Union Council Kari Shamuzi NA-25 earlier today, Express News reported. The reason behind this is not yet known. There are 308 polling stations where voting will...
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Women’s representation in Pakistan: Reduction in local govt seats decried
The National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) and civil society members expressed concern over the reduced number of women’s seats in local government bills enacted in Punjab and Sindh in a meeting held on Tuesday. The participants who...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Women Denied Right To Vote In NWFP
One of the major reasons women are prevented from voting is that their participation in the decision-making process is against centuries-old tribal traditions. No party -- whether liberal or conservative -- is ready to challenge these traditions....
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Women, Political Parties and Social Movements in South Asia
This paper describes relationships between women and political parties in South Asia, with case studies of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and India. It also explores how political parties and social movements organize women and address women’s...