Unseating Political Patriarchy A Toolkit for Debate and Action

The past fifteen years of quota-induced increase in female representation and participation in Pakistani politics still have not substantially addressed the disconnect between women’s increased presence in legislative bodies and their second-class citizenship status, i.e. gender-based cross-sectoral discrimination and deprivation, as visible in an overall categorisation as low human development, in
particular in gender-specific disaggregation and comparison, leading some to put a question mark on women’s empowerment through gender quotas.

This toolkit is part of a comparative action research project and its publication series were prepared with the support of the Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Afghanistan and Pakistan offices.

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Date of Publication
2016
Publisher
Heinrich Böll Stiftung
Number of Pages
41
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All rights reserved
Language of publication
English
Table of contents

Introductory Remarks           5

Brief Overview of Quota Designs and Experiences Worldwide          11

How to Unseat Political Patriarchy? Spotlights on Experiences & Assessments of

Gender Quota Parliamentarians in Pakistan - Food for Thought on Debate and Action          20

Suggested Further Reading / Current Policy Reports          39

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