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Women and Public Policymaking Realm



With the lines “Women hold up half the sky” the Pulitzer-prize winner writers urge well-timed and synergetic efforts for economic, social and political emancipation of women for realizing and harnessing their untapped potential. In the context of growing proportion of women in the world population, this holds true more than ever before. Despite the much-vaunted efforts for their equality, uplift and security, women brave a continuous struggle for their economic, social and political development in both developing and developed countries.



 



Being a young public policymaker and a change agent trained to analyze and formulate policies for diverse issues, I wish to see a graduated increase in participation of women in public policymaking in Pakistan and around the world for removing the barriers in their economic emancipation and empowerment thereby guaranteeing them a real secure living. Here in Pakistan, only 4.6% of the federal government employees are women and 14% female legislators in the Legislature in a sheer contrast to their being more than 49% of the total population. Women in public offices are yet to carve out their niche in public leadership and influence the decision-making process.



 



Guaranteeing of greater opportunities for women in public sector on international, national, and local levels would lead to an achievement of socio-economic progress of societies.  Effective participation of women administrators in federal/provincial governments will also help in incorporation of gender perspective in designing of procedures and policies which is the real need of hour in the context of growing insecurity in societies.



 



A greater proportion of female legislators and political leaders will be a spur  the achievement of  the true democratic dispensation, transition and security. During the last few years, female legislators around the world and in Pakistan particularly have made their presence felt and worked for safeguarding of women’s rights through passionate intervention in key issues such as harassment, honor killing, rape and etc.



 



In view of ongoing political transformation and awareness in Pakistan and around the world, policymakers are ought to strengthen this positive role further through promising greater women representation that would increase the confidence of citizens in institutions. With more women rising to the echelons of policy formulation and politics, women will be able to contribute the best of their abilities to their countries with an unparalleled passion.



 



 



With the lines “Women hold up half the sky” the Pulitzer-prize winner writers urge well-timed and synergetic efforts for economic, social and political emancipation of women for realizing and harnessing their untapped potential. In the context of growing proportion of women in the world population, this holds true more than ever before. Despite the much-vaunted efforts for their equality, uplift and security, women brave a continuous struggle for their economic, social and political development in both developing and developed countries.



 



Being a young public policymaker and a change agent trained to analyze and formulate policies for diverse issues, I wish to see a graduated increase in participation of women in public policymaking in Pakistan and around the world for removing the barriers in their economic emancipation and empowerment thereby guaranteeing them a real secure living. Here in Pakistan, only 4.6% of the federal government employees are women and 14% female legislators in the Legislature in a sheer contrast to their being more than 49% of the total population. Women in public offices are yet to carve out their niche in public leadership and influence the decision-making process.



 



Guaranteeing of greater opportunities for women in public sector on international, national, and local levels would lead to an achievement of socio-economic progress of societies.  Effective participation of women administrators in federal/provincial governments will also help in incorporation of gender perspective in designing of procedures and policies which is the real need of hour in the context of growing insecurity in societies.



 



A greater proportion of female legislators and political leaders will be a spur  the achievement of  the true democratic dispensation, transition and security. During the last few years, female legislators around the world and in Pakistan particularly have made their presence felt and worked for safeguarding of women’s rights through passionate intervention in key issues such as harassment, honor killing, rape and etc.



 



In view of ongoing political transformation and awareness in Pakistan and around the world, policymakers are ought to strengthen this positive role further through promising greater women representation that would increase the confidence of citizens in institutions. With more women rising to the echelons of policy formulation and politics, women will be able to contribute the best of their abilities to their countries with an unparalleled passion.



 



 



 

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