Performance Report of women MPs: 2nd parliamentary year of 13th NA

Women members have been more active, assertive and effective voices of citizens than their male counterparts in the National Assembly that is set to complete its Second Parliamentary Year this month, says a Performance Analysis of Women Members of the National Assembly released by the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) to mark International Women’s Day.

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High School Monitor: High schools lack playgrounds, PTIs

A report based on monitoring of 145 government high schools during March and April 2012 across Pakistan. Of the 145 government high schools monitored by Active Citizens Project (ACP) volunteers, 59 were found to be without playgrounds which are important for children’s development as they not only offer a place for physical activity but also serve as a platform for social interaction.

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Primary School Monitor: Primary schools lack non-teaching staff

A report based on monitoring of 450 primary schools during March and April 2012. Of the 450 primary schools monitored by the Active Citizens’ Project (ACP) volunteers, 93% were without sanitary workers, 74% had no security guards and 62% did not have peons. The availability of non-teaching staff is not only essential for a clean and secure learning environment for children but is also important to provide adequate support to teaching staff and the school management.

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