Alliance Formed to Seek Solution to Issues Women Workers Face at Work Places

Dutch Envoy Inaugurates Women Workers Alliance’s Formation Meeting ISLAMABAD, June 7, 2017: Prominent women workers employed in different sectors in the federal capital gathered here on Wednesday to form a cross-sectoral alliance of women employees to push for safe and conducive workplaces. Women entrepreneurs and workers employed in public, private and industrial sectors formed a…

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Young Students Pen, Paint, Draw Democracy

ISLAMABAD, March 29, 2017: Young students, representatives of youth organizations, scholars, media persons and civil society activists gathered here Wednesday to honour 10 young girls and boys from across the country who won art and writing competitions on culture of democracy, tolerance and inclusion. Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability – Free and Fair Election…

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Dutch Ambassador Inaugurates Women’s Action for Better Workplaces Project

ISLAMABAD, March 27, 2017: Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Pakistan H.E. Jeannette Seppen on Monday inaugurated a unique Women’s Action for Better Workplaces Project that seeks to improve the working conditions of women in public and private sectors as well as advocate for gender sensitive labour laws in the country. Funded by…

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FAFEN Election Observation Plan General Election 2018

FAFEN Unveils Plans for Observing General Election 2018

ISLAMABAD, January 31, 2017: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has revealed its plans for observing electoral processes for the next general election, expected in August 2018, by mobilizing more than 22,000 trained non-partisan citizen observers in all National Assembly constituencies. At a gathering of key election stakeholders on Tuesday, FAFEN indicated that it will…

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15 Political Parties Show Reservations on Draft Elections Bill 2017 FAFEN Pakistan

15 Political Parties Show Reservations on Draft Elections Bill, 2017

Demand complete independence and autonomy of ECP in line with Constitution and SC judgements Recommend proportionate representation system, direct elections to Senate and reserved seats ISLAMABAD, January 26, 2017: Leaders of 15 political parties have expressed serious reservations over the Draft Elections Bill, 2017 and urged the government to initiate structured engagement with important political…

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Civil Society Calls for End to Govt’s Arbitrary Controls

Civil Society Calls for End to Govt’s Arbitrary Controls

ISLAMABAD, December 29, 2016: Leading civil society organizations in Pakistan have urged the government to initiate an inclusive consultative process on the issue of regulation of not-for-profit organizations instead of resorting to arbitrary measures to restrict their functioning and stifle their independence.

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2.2 Million Adult Women in Sindh Do Not Possess CNIC

2.2 Million Adult Women in Sindh Do Not Possess CNIC

ISLAMABAD, December 29, 2016: Out of 11.9 million adult women in Sindh province, 2.2 million are yet to get computerized national identity cards (CNICs) and become eligible voters, a consultation was told here on Thursday. The consultation, Missing Millions, on the issues of the CNIC and voter registration of women was organized at a local hotel…

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Every Fourth Eligible Woman Voter in Balochistan Not on Voters’ Lists

Every Fourth Eligible Woman Voter in Balochistan Not on Voters’ Lists

QUETTA, December 22, 2016: The political parties, civil society and the officials of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) vowed to work together to expedite the voter registration of at least five lac missing yet eligible women voters in Balochistan who have yet to be issued Computerized National Identity…

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6.5M Women in Punjab Not Registered as Voters

6.5M Women in Punjab Not Registered as Voters

Consensus developed to form committee to minimize electoral deficit LAHORE: December 3, 2016: Political parties, civil society organizations and media have agreed to form a provincial committee for coordinated efforts to enhance the registration of women voters in Punjab ahead of General Election 2018. The consensus was developed at a consultation organized by Free and…

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