a. Review & Improvement of Internal Procedures
b. Carrying out Gender Analysis in Program/Policy/Budget
c. Developing Gender Tool Kit
d. Reporting on Gender Assessments & Audits
Women Empowerment & Political Participation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (WEPP-KP)
Global Affairs Canada (GAC) signed a contribution agreement with Cowater International for the implementation of the Women Empowerment & Political Participation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (WEPP-KP) project in March 2019. WEPP-KP will be delivered over 3.5 years (2019-2023) and will work in collaboration with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Commission on the Status of Women (KPCSW) and the provincial Social Welfare, Special Education and Women Empowerment Department (SW, SE & WED).
The WEPP-KP aims to increase the political empowerment and enjoyment of rights by women, particularly young and marginalized women and those at-risk in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), by pursuing improved gender responsive and inclusive systems of governments, democratic institutions and civil society organizations, nationally and sub-nationally, and increased and equitable participation of women in democratic processes and public life, particularly young and marginalized women. Through increased political empowerment, the rights, interests and needs of women, girls and other marginalized segments of the population will be represented in government laws, policies and programs, creating an enabling environment for the equitable distribution of and access to crucial resources, and contributing to the alleviation of poverty for women, men, girls, and boys throughout KP
Why we do
Alignment with Government Policies
At the national level, the Women Empowerment & Political Participation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (WEPP-KP) is aligned with the 2010 decentralization of responsibilities under Pakistan’s 18th constitutional amendment, and with the first pillar of the Pakistan Vision 2025 Putting People First: Developing Human and Social Capital, which aims to create an enabling environment for the development of women’s full potential, and to integrate the most vulnerable and marginalized segments of society. It also aligns with a key recommendation of the 2016 joint UN Women / National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) status report: Women’s Economic Participation and Empowerment in Pakistan to strengthen women’s agency by building their social capital, leadership, and decision-making status and by developing initiatives that address social norms hindering women’s participation in economic, social and political spheres. One of the top priorities in the strategic plan of the NCSW is to work with lawmakers, parliamentarians and other decision makers for the promotion of laws and regulations aimed at empowering women in the social, economic and political spheres. At the provincial level, the project is anchored in the mandate of the KPCSW, the main objective of which is to oversee the implementation of laws, policies and programs related to women and propose new measures where gaps exist. It is also aligned with the GoKP’s 2017 Women Empowerment Policy, developed jointly by Social Welfare, Special Education, Women Empowerment department and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Commission on Status of Women which, among other objectives, encourages women’s equal participation in all political processes.
Workforce for Women Empowerment