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The PELP website has been launched!

The PELP Team has announced the launch of the Pakistan Evidence and Learning Platform (PELP) website, which is available at https://pelp.org.pk. The website is available in both English and Urdu and designed in a way that it is user-friendly and accessible. The contents will be updated on a regular basis, particularly on any upcoming events and announcements.  PELP is a multi-year, multi-stakeholder and multi-million project funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and implemented by UNITAR. It is the ‘systems-building’ component of the DFID-funded Multi-Year Humanitarian Programme (MYHP) 2014-2019 and aims to strengthen knowledge management processes by ensuring that knowledge […]


14th National Assembly Ends with Legislative Distinction

ISLAMABAD, June 01, 2018: Despite political controversies in the past five years, the 14th National Assembly took up an unprecedented legislative agenda by approving 205 bills as compared to 134 and 51 bills passed by 13th and 12th National Assemblies during their five-year terms, respectively. (Source FAFEN Website)  The House approved several important pieces of legislation, including five constitutional amendments during 56 sessions comprising 495 sittings, that provided for setting up military courts for an initial period of two years and their subsequent extension for another two years, reallocation of National Assembly seats among federating units on the basis of […]


Unprecedented registration of 4.3 million women voters in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, May 24, 2018: Unprecedented efforts of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) and civil society in registering eligible-age women have successfully led to an unparalleled increase of 4,307,553 women on the electoral rolls in the last seven months. This increase indicates the success of the ECP’s Women NIC and Voter Registration Campaign as only around 4.9 million women voters were registered between May 2013 andSeptember 2017. Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA), supporting the ECP’s ‘Women NIC/ Voter Registration Campaign’ initiated for reducing gender gap on electoral rolls, implemented interventions in 103 districts across Pakistan, targeting […]


Federal and Sindh governments failed to implement consumer protection laws , CPDI

Islamabad, May 22: Provision of consumer friendly environment to the citizens is the least priority of Federal and Sindh provincial governments. Despite the presence of consumer related laws and making commitments, both Federal and Sindh government have not taken any concrete measures to establish food authorities in their respective jurisdiction, this was said by Faisal Munir, senior research officer Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) in a statement. Mr. Munir stated that Islamabad has the foremost consumer law Islamabad Consumer Protection Act 1995 whereas Sindh government has Sindh Consumer Protection Act 2014 .In both cases food authorities, consumer courts, […]


Community Mela (IFC’s ‘Lighting Pakistan’ Campaign)

A Community Mela promoting the use of solar-energy products was conducted by CEIP Microfinance Institute, in collaboration with International Finance Corporation (IFC), on Thursday 29th March 2018, in Lahore. The fair brought to close IFC’s ‘Lighting Pakistan’ campaign, which was being implemented by CEIP in Punjab, under which over 25,000 households have been provided access to subsidized solar products for use at home and workplaces. “Our female borrowers faced difficulty in expanding their businesses due to power outages”, said the CEO, Begum Shaista Jan. She said that “providing energy solutions to women[-led businesses] can utilize the untapped potential of Pakistan’s […]


WAction demands legislative assemblies to consolidate, upgrade and implement labor laws

ISLAMABAD, May 13, 2018: The Parliament and the Provincial Assemblies need to improve the quality of labor legislation to make it consistent, applicable and in accordance with the law of the country and best international practices, besides ensuring that special measures to address women workers’ issues are incorporated in them, observes Women Action for Better Workplaces (WAction), a project implemented by Trust for Democratic Education & Accountability (TDEA), in a statement here on Sunday. A qualitative analysis of the federal and provincial labour laws passed by the incumbent legislative assemblies was conducted by WAction that states that Pakistan has inherited […]


TDEA-FAFEN Launches Pakistan’s Most Comprehensive Election Portal

Election records of more than 62,506 candidates is now only a few clicks away ISLAMABAD, March 14, 2018: The Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability– Free and Fair Election Network (TDEA-FAFEN) launched the Pakistan’s most comprehensive election information portal “Election Pakistan” in a ceremony here on Wednesday. The purpose for developing such a unique and user-friendly election portal was due to the unavailability of consolidated election-related information at a single forum. To fill this huge information gap with accuracy and credibility, TDEA-FAFEN digitized the voluminous election data, which is now available for the users at the “ElectionPakistan.Com”. The portal has […]


Accessibility Audit of Polling Stations in NA-154

By Pakistan Alliance for Inclusive Elections (PAIE) Only 27% of the Polling Stations in NA-154 Meet Essential Accessibility Criteria This report is issued by Pakistan Alliance for Inclusive Elections[1] (PAIE) to share findings of Accessibility Audit[2] of polling stations in NA-154. The exercise is conducted before Election Day to gauge the opportunities available for PWDs to access polling stations on voting day. A trained team of observers visited polling stations that were selected by a scientifically drawn sample. Accessibility audit of NA-154 polling stations shows distressing statistics as it appears that 73% of the sampled polling stations do not meet the essential […]


CSC launches its project to promote women’s rights in Punjab

Community Support Concern (CSC) is an NGO that has been working on Community Development for last 28 years focusing on improving the lives of the underserved communities in Punjab. The main objective of the organization is to provide quality services to the neglected communities through various project interventions like in health, education, awareness on women rights, paralegal trainings, legal assistance to victims of domestic violence, and economic assistance to the poor through access to microcredit loans. CSC is implementing the project “Promotion of Women’s Right in Punjab and Capacity Development”(PWRPCD) in 30 villages of two Tehsils; Ferozewala and Sharqpur of […]


Parliamentarians and Civil Society Vow to End to Violence against Women

ISLAMABAD (12th December 2017): A dialogue between parliamentarians and civil society activists on women protection laws was organised on Tuesday to mark the international 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign. The event titled ‘Dialogue between Parliamentarians and Civil Society on the Status of Women Protection Laws was organised by Oxfam in collaboration with Women’s Parliamentary Caucus (WPC), Bedari and Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Studies (PIPS). Speaking at the event, Oxfam Country Director Mohammed Qazilbash said that for 16 Days of Activism, Oxfam in Pakistan has chosen the theme ‘Domestic Violence Hurts Us All’ because Oxfam views violence against […]