On behalf of honorable members of the Women Parliamentary Caucus (WPC), I welcome you to our official website.
After the general elections of 2018, Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf (PTI) Government is now in place. Our government is keen to scale new heights in establishing effectual democratic values and good governance in the country. It is our belief that the importance of women in attainment of these goals cannot be underestimated. The role of women in democratic governance and sustainable development is critical in all processes and at all levels. In this regard the Women Parliamentary Caucus (WPC) is a cross-party forum and a nerve centre for women parliamentarians, and can contribute tremendously.
What is Women's Parliamentary Caucus
The Women’s Parliamentary Caucus (WPC) is a cross-party forum for women parliamentarians of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The WPC was established to enhance women’s participation and engagement in all Parliamentary affairs. The caucus was created on 21 November 2008, by a resolution of the National Assembly. WPC is run by an elected Secretary along with a Working Council comprising of women parliamentarians both from the government and opposition parties.
The WPC carries out the following functions
Developing gender-sensitive legislative responses
Review and Supervision of gender-inclusive programs and policy
Serving the cause of the women of Pakistan and amplifying their voice
Raising Awareness on gender issues of urgent importance
The Vision of WPC
To provide a non-partisan for all women parliamentarians from all political parties in the Parliament of Pakistan to have a collective voice on legislation related to women, girls and gender equality.
The Mission of WPC
To work together along with male champions towards building consensus on specific gender issues that are affecting human lives and are in violation of rights given by the constitution. WPC is strategically positioned to influence gender sensitive legislation.