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Child marriage takes away a girl’s right to safe and healthy childhood, quality and complete education that can lead to decent economic opportunities, and social and political empowerment. Pakistan has the 6th highest number of girls married before the age of 18 in the world. Child marriage is prevalent due to several reasons including deeply entrenched traditions and customs, poverty, lack of awareness and/or access to education, and lack of security.
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The publication “Inclusive Electoral Processes: A Guide for Electoral Management Bodies on Promoting Gender Equality and Women’s Participation”, jointly produced by UN Women and UNDP, focuses attention on the role of electoral management bodies (EMBs) in encouraging the participation of women across various points in the electoral cycle. The Guide is directed to electoral administrations and the international assistance providers who support them, and highlights the...
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Inside this Special issue: “I Believe in Voting” Women’s Political Participation Tum Pakistan ki Beti Ho Advancing Civic and Voter Education Your Identity Counts Physically Challenged Voters Lead the Pursuit for Equality Tribal Men have Spoken… “Our Women will Vote” Engaging and Mobilizing Minorities Youth as roaming CVE messengers Including Women as Electoral Administrators Promises to Deliver on: Political Party Manifestos and Women...
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UN Women Pakistan Newsletter - Issue No 5: May - August 2013