Greater role for women in decision-making
By Raza Rumi:
Last week, I was invited to speak at a seminar on ‘Exploring the Gender Friendliness in Democratic Institutionsâ€™ orgnaised by The South Asia Partnership Pakistan (SAP-PK). Met some interesting people and here is a quote from a national newspaper:
Raza Rumi said that womenâ€™s representation was still low in parliament and that the womenâ€™s quota should be implemented. He said that with the exception of the Balochistan High Court, no woman had been made a judge in the superior judiciary. He said that the male-dominated culture of political systems in Pakistan should be discouraged in order to firmly establish women politicians in decision-making positions. He said that almost every political party of Pakistan lacked democracy within the party. He said that the LG system used to facilitate women at a lower level and that its removal reduced womenâ€™s representation. He also said that the media was biased towards women.