Welcome to the Women's Parliamentary Caucus of Pakistan

The Patron’s Message

As you are ware, immediately after the general elections of 18th February, 2008, I received the honour of being elected as the first ever woman Speaker of the National Assembly. After this unprecedented and historical milestone in the history of Pakistan, I started working towards realizing the vision of …. Read More>

 

Message of Secretary WPC, MNA Munazza Hassan

Dear Readers,


 
On behalf of honorable members of the Women’s Parliamentary Caucus (WPC), and myself personally, I welcome you to our official website.

As you are aware that with general elections of 2018 in the country, the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf (PTI) Government is now in place since August 2018.  Our government is keen to scale new heights in establishing effectual democratic values and good governance in the country. It is our conviction that the role of women in the attainment of these goals cannot be undermined. Women’s meaningful role in democratic governance and sustainable development is indeed critical in all processes and at all levels. In this regard, the Women’s Parliamentary Caucus (WPC), being an across party forum and a nerve centre for women parliamentarians, can contribute tremendously.
 
Since September 2018, the WPC has entered it’s third tenure, in which we would like to make the existence of this non-partisan forum more vibrant, strategic and beneficial for the women of Pakistan. Our vision for WPC is to take this forum to the next level whereby the women parliamentarians can optimally perform substantive and effective roles in the sustainable development of our beautiful nation. Through this forum, regardless of our political affiliations, we would like to join hands to give voices to our disadvantaged women, address their issues, and empower them economically, socially and politically at all levels. For the purpose, we shall reinforce our partnership with provincial women’s caucuses to work together as representatives of those women for their empowerment. We shall also strengthen our alliances with national and provincial women commissions, as well as the civil society and the key line ministries and departments to achieve our mandate.

Dear Readers,

The vision of the new WPC in its third tenure would be to put systems, benchmarks and strategic directions in place for future women parliamentary caucuses, and setting out institutionalized frameworks for cohesive strategic moves.

I assure you that members of the Women’s Parliamentary Caucus (WPC) are already eagerly looking forward to joining hands to work together on key issues for the larger interest and benefit of the vulnerable groups of our society in particular.  

Last but not the least, I would like to inform you that through this website, we will try to not only optimally keep you updated about the activities of our women parliamentarians and the Caucus, but we would also like to keep it interactive with you on substantive and topical issues. In this way we would like to stay in touch with our readers and seek your inputs and guidance on various issues that you feel we need to be aware of and might be able to address.
I hope that you will find this website interesting and useful to gain insight into the WPC’s work and activities.   
With sincere thoughts,

Pakistan Zindabad !!

Enhancing Women’s role of participating in Parliament

Women’s Parliamentary Caucus is all about enhancing Women’s role in participating in Parliamentary issues. Under the leadership of Honorable Speaker Dr.Fehmida Mirza , Women’s Parliamentary Caucus is a milestone in Pakistan’s Parliamentary history and a boost to the cause of Women’s rights in Pakistan.

The Caucus attributes its creation to the legacy of Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah, Begum Rana Liaqat Ali khan and Mohtarma Shaheed Benazir Bhutto. It also dedicates itself to all women rights activists, who have remained in the fore-front of women’s movement in Pakistan.

Since the partition in 1947, the role of women’s struggle has been the most vital and indispensible in order to strengthen the Parliamentary issues and matters. Due to countless efforts and strive of women, Pakistan has now become the dynamic and versatile platform to give the better picture of women’s role. For this purpose Women’s Parliamentary Caucus has been established to present Women participation and engagement regarding all Parliamentary discussions.

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