Press Releases

Women’s Parliamentary Caucus perturbed over the rape of a young female patient in PIMS – seeks strict and prompt action!

 The Secretary Women’s Parliamentary Caucus (WPC) MNA Shaista Pervaiz Malik has expressed her shock and deep concern over the rape of a 20-year- old disabled girl from Swat who has been under treatment in the ICU ward of the Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) for past two months. Secretary WPC said that members of the WPC and she herself strongly condemn this inhuman and heinous act. As the Prime Minister of Pakistan has already taken a strong notice of this incident, she hopes that the culprit would soon be brought to justice and be given an exemplary punishment.

Dissemination of Research Report on Gender Based Violence and Responsiveness of the Medico-Legal Criminal Justice System

Women’s Parliamentary Caucus (WPC) in the Parliament organised a half day event, in collaboration with Trócaire, to disseminate a Research Report on National Assessment of Medico Legal Systems from Gender Perspective in Pakistan. Held at the Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services (PIPS), Islamabad, on 16 th March, the Report “Gender Based Violence and Responsiveness of the Medico-Legal Criminal Justice System” highlighted the issues and challenges within the existing mechanisms in addressing the gender based violence (GBV) across Pakistan.

Selection of Chairperson for NCSW

Women’s Action Forum is concerned about the delay in the selection of the chairperson of NCSW and wonders why. This continued delay raises questions about transparency & intent in the selection of the Chairperson. The Procedure as well as the Criteria for selection is already set down and therefore Women’s Rights groups are correctly interested in finding out why the delay and whether the set criteria is being met. The most important criteria requirement is that the person has 15 years of experience working for Women’s Rights and women’s welfare in Pakistan.

Secretary Women’s Parliamentary Caucus urges Election Commission of Pakistan to facilitate ‘Accessibility’ for Persons with Disabilities to exercise their right to vote

Secretary Women’s Parliamentary Caucus, MNA Shaista Pervaiz Malik has urged the Election Commission of Pakistan to ensure verification and inclusion of persons with disabilities in the voter lists whilst it’s planned exercise of undertaking annual revision of electoral rolls in August this year in order to include all those in the voters list who have attained the age of 18.

Meeting of Working Council Women's Parliamentary Caucus about Future Activities

The working council of Women’s Parliamentary Caucus (WPC) met on 7th January 2016 at WPC Secretariat in the Parliament House.  The working council met to discuss the future activities of WPC for the year 2016 and took stock of the activities undertaken in the year 2015. The members of the Working Council who attended the meeting included MNA Aisha Syed, MNA Shagufta Jumani, MNA and Secretary WPC Shaista Pervaiz Malik, MNA Munaza Hasan, Senator Rubina Khalid, MNA Shahida Akhtar Ali, MNA Tahira Aurangzeb, Senator Sitara Ayaz and MNA Naseema Hafeez.

16 Days of Activism and Role of Parliamentarians in Elimination of Violence against Women

Aurat Foundation, in collaboration with Women Parliamentary Caucus (WPC) organised a study circle on November 25, the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women.   The study circle was organised on 25 November, 2015, at Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services (PIPS), Islamabad.  Participants included women member of National Assembly, who are also member of Women Parliamentary Caucus, women journalists and representatives of civil society.

Parliamentary Caucus perturbed over the rape and killing of a 4 year old girl in Gujjarpura

Islamabad the November 3rd 2015: The Secretary Women’s Parliamentary Caucus (WPC) MNA Shaista Pervaiz Malik has expressed her shock and deep concern over the rape of a 4 year old girl in Gujjarpura. Secretary WPC said that members of the WPC and she herself strongly condemn this heinous act. As the Chief Minister Punjab has taken notice of this incident, she hopes that the culprits would soon be brought to justice.

Women’s Parliamentary Caucus perturbed over the news regarding the gang rape of a young woman by police

Islamabad the 15th October 2015: The Secretary Women’s Parliamentary Caucus (WPC) MNA Shaista Pervaiz Malik has shown her great concern over the gang rape of a young girl in Muzaffargarh district of Punjab!  She urged the police and the Punjab government to investigate the issue and share the investigation report with the WPC at the earliest.  Shaista Pervaiz pledged personally as well as on behalf of the WPC to pursue the matter and ensure that the culprits are given exemplary punishment.

Study Circle Organized by WPC on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the transition to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Islamabad, the 29th July 2015: Women’s Parliamentary Caucus (WPC) in collaboration with the Aurat Foundation (AF) organized a study circle at Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services (PIPS). The purpose of the study circle was to acquaint the women parliamentarians on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the transition to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

German Parliamentary Delegation Meets Women’s Parliamentary Caucus

Islamabad, the 26th May 2015: A high level parliamentary delegation of women parliamentarians from German Bundestag visited the Women’s Parliamentary Caucus (WPC) in the Parliament House Islamabad. Headed by Ms. Dagmar G. Wohrl and accompanied by the Vice President of the German Bundestag Ms. Claudia Roth, the delegation comprised across party representation from Germany’s parliamentary political parties. H.E. German Ambassador to Pakistan, Dr. Cyrill Nunn also accompanied the delegation.

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