Center of Gender and Policy Studies

The Center of Gender and Policy Studies (CGaPS) is a research and advocacy focused organization that aims to promote evidence based policy actions to address social, economic, and political gender inequalities in Pakistan.

Young Women in Pakistan: Status Report 2020 Launched by UN Women

CGaPS Report on Young Women in Pakistan: Status Report 2020 was launched on 27 July 2020. CGaPS Director Dr. Yasmin Zaidi presented the key findings of the report to a large number of attendees. The Chief Guest, Mr. Usman Dar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Youth Affairs said “Empowering young women is key to Pakistan’s sustainable social and economic development”. For more information and prterss coverage, please see the following links:

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Awaz-e-Niswan members meet with Election Commission of Pakistan.

April 7, 2017 in Islamabad, Members of Awaz-e-Niswan (AAN), a network of women voters from ten districts across Pakistan, met with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).


CGaPS launches Awaz-e-Niswan: National Network of Women Voters in Pakistan, funded by the United Nations Democracy Fund….read more


Infographic on Women in General Elections 2018.  See Infographic

Report launched Rural Women in Pakistan – Status Report 2018, in collaboration with NCSW, supported by Canadian High Commission (Pakistan) and UN Women (Pakistan).

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To see copy of power point presentation with key highlights of the report click here

Published: Women’s Economic Participation and Empowerment in Pakistan: Status Report 2016– in collaboration with NCSW, funded by UN Women, Pakistan (2015) .…. read more