National Coordination Forum

Women's Parliamentary Caucus

A Parliamentary Forum for Women Issues in Focus

Dr Shahida Rehmani

Secretary WPC

With my new responsibility as Secretary Women’s Parliamentary Caucus, I alongwith the Working Council, am keen to bring gender discourse at the centre-stage of all parliamentary forums. It is our belief that the importance of women in attainment of human development cannot be underestimated. We as women play a key role in democratic governance and sustainable development at all levels. 

Our aim is to work collectively for the cause of women in Pakistan. Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto always wanted women parliamentarians to unite as a strong and united voice of Pakistani women.



Munaza Hassan

Ex-Secretary (2018-22)

Shaista Pervaiz

Ex-Secretary (2013-18)

Nafisa Shah

Ex-Secretary (2008-13)

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




Women's Parliamentary History


Monthly Reports