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‘Less than 3pc women are involved in decision making’

Women form about half the population of Pakistan, but hardly 3pc are involved in the decision making process, said PPP Senator Sherry Rehman on Monday. Ms Rehman was speaking at a seminar on ‘Violent Extremism in Pakistan and Afghanistan, its Impact on Women and Women’s Responses to Radicalisation and Violent …

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Gender parity: Peshawar BRT to focus on women

As the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system is built in Peshawar, its backers are focusing on a key aspect: gender parity with a large slice of the jobs it creates reserved for women and a focus on boosting the number of women who opt for public transport in the city. …

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Women have lesser share in three key departments: study

A study has found structural impediments in mainstreaming gender prospective in the existing organisational structures and procedures in three key departments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and called for implementation of gender policy. “The findings of the study are alarming particularly in social welfare, special education and women development department,” said the …

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636 women councillors given capacity-building training

Effective participation generates opportunities for women to participate in political process and ultimately enhance their capacities so that they can gain more self-confidence and make attempts for a better share in political system. These views were expressed by speakers at a project closing ceremony “Strengthening Women Political Leadership in Local …

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Call for changing mindset to curb violence against women

A validation seminar was conducted at a hotel on Wednesday to present the preliminary findings of a formative research on violence against women (VAW) being undertaken by Impact Consulting. Titled ‘Ending violence against women through access to justice, service and safe public spaces’, the seminar was jointly conducted by Impact …

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Women directors in Pakistan to more than double in three years

Pakistan has made a breakthrough on gender diversity on its corporate boards. The Companies Act 2017, passed by the country’s parliament on May 24, requires public interest companies to have such representation of women directors as specified by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP). For listed companies, the …

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Some are more equal than others

WITH one and all and their uncle besotted with what they think is ‘democracy’, the time may be at hand to take a closer look at what the man in the street is in for. The first principle that democracy evokes is that all men (and women) are equal. But …

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‘Women on wheel’ an immense step towards gender mainstreaming

Women Empowerment is a prerequisite to achieve sustainable development and prosperity. The province of Punjab cannot make development without involving the women in socio-economic activities and breaking the gender stereotypes. ‘Women on the Wheels’ is an appreciating step towards attaining dream of gender mainstreaming in Punjab and we recognize government’s …

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Govt allocates Rs2.7b for women empowerment

The government has proposed an amount of Rs2.7 billion for women empowerment, and their socio-economic development during the Five Year Plan period from 2013-18. Education, employment and access to information are key parameters, which reflect an overall status of women in the social context. The empowerment of a woman is …

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