National Conference of Women Parliamentary CAUCUS
Tuesday, 22nd November, 2022
Women’s Parliamentary Caucus (WPC) in collaboration with Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services (PIPS) is organizing a National Conference of Women Parliamentary Caucus on 24th of November 2022. The aim of the conference is to promote the meaningful role of Women Parliamentarians in peace building and sustainable development. National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf will grace the event as Chief Guest. The Speaker will also inaugurate the National Coordination Forum for Federal and Provincial Women Parliamentary Caucuses.
The representatives from the Senate of Pakistan, the National Assembly, and members of all four Provincial Assemblies including the members Legislative Assembly of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan will participate in the Conference and will join the breakout sessions. Ms. Shahida Rehmani, Secretary Federal Women Parliamentary Caucus, will deliver a welcome address to officially commence the National Conference along with an opening speech by Ms. Asiya Nasir, President of Resilient Women Network.
The National Conference comprises of two sessions. The first session will be moderated by Ms. Aisha Ghaus Pasha, Minister of State for Finance and Revenue on the agenda “Confronting Biases for Inclusive Democratic Processes: Creating Spaces for Substantive Role of Women Parliamentarians”. Former Secretaries of Federal WPC, Members National Assembly and German Ambassador to Pakistan will participate in this session.
Subsequently , the second session will commence under the moderatorship of Syeda Shehla Raza, Minister for Women Development Department, Sindh. In the second session, members of Provincial Assemblies will deliver speech on the “Role of Women Parliamentarians in Securing Peace and Social Cohesion”.
The National Conference will be concluded with a closing statement by Secretary Federal WPC Ms. Shahida Rehmani.