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Strengthening Women’s Participation in Political Processes in Pakistan

  • Published

    12 September 2017

This learning summary highlights the main successes, challenges and lessons learned from a project supported by Peace Direct and implemented by Aware Girls in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, in rural districts where patriarchal norms were deeply entrenched.

The project aimed to tackle the underlying causes for the low participation of women in political processes, and included empowering women to voice their opinions and improve their leadership skills, and contribute to countering the spread of extremist narratives in the conflict-affected region.

In total, over 500 women were reached through a mix of leadership training (focusing on 65 women) who then delivered targeted peer education to 472 women in Swabi and Mardan districts.

Photo: Dania Ali/ Stars Foundation/Aware Girls



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