National Action Plan to Boost Women’s Power in Pakistani Political Parties

Authored by: Niaz Ahmed,Kathy Gest, andAmy Dudley

Categories: National Action Plans
Sub-Categories: Democratization and Political Participation, National Action Plans
Country: Pakistan
Region: South and Central Asia
Year: 2008
Citation: Ahmed, Niaz, Kathy Gest, and Amy Dudley. " National Action Plan to Boost Women's Power in Pakistani Political Parties." National Democratic Institute, press release December 18, 2008.

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More than 90 representatives of women’s wings from five major political parties developed and endorsed a National Action Plan to strengthen their women’s wings and boost their representation on party decision-making bodies. The plan is the outcome of a two-day workshop with women from PPP, PML-N, PML-Q, ANP and MQM arranged by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) to launch a new three-year program to strengthen women’s participation in political parties. The participants included members of the Senate; National Assembly and Provincial Assemblies; and central, provincial and district level leaders of women’s wings from Islamabad and all four provinces.