Promote Gender Parity
Imran Khan and his team from PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) promised us:
We will effectively implement initiatives to increase women’s access to education, healthcare, economic opportunity and legal protection.
Pakistan ranks second to worst globally in gender parity by World Economic Forum. This stems from disproportionately poorer access to education, low labor force participation, high maternal mortality rate and prevalence of violence against women.
We will prioritize establishment and upgrade of girls’ schools and provide stipends to girls and women for continuing their education.
We will establish a large-scale national Maternal Health Programme to provide assisted births along with family health and planning information to women.
We will provide economic opportunity to women by:
Strengthening the legal framework to protect women’s inheritance rights to land and property
Increasing state-provided micro-finance available to women
Establishing residential and caretaking facilities for working women in urban settings
We will reform the justice system to:
Increase representation of female police officers at police stations for reporting and investigation of complaints/FIRs for gender-based crimes
Improve investigative and prosecutorial process for gender-based violence
Establish gender-based violence courts to provide additional protection and speedy resolution to women victims
Improve investigative and forensic procedures for sexual offense cases.
We will increase the resources and capacity of “Dar-ul-Aman” and protective services for women.
We will increase female participation in the public sector by establishing significant quotas for women in local government and boards of public bodies.
We will empower women politically by launching a women voter registration drive across Pakistan to ensure the opportunity for women to exercise their right to vote and increase women’s participation in elections.
You can read these promises in the complete manifesto document released by PTI available HERE in English and HERE in Urdu.
Find below the expert`s analysis on the progress of above promise :