Shazia Marri participates in the Global Forum for Women’s Leadership – Pakistan


Shazia Marri participates in the Global Forum for Women’s Leadership

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – The Pakistani parliamentary delegation led by Federal Minister for Poverty Alleviation and Social Security Shazia Marri is currently visiting Iceland to participate in the “Fifth Annual Reykjavík Global Women’s Leadership Forum” scheduled for November 8-10, 2022.

The Pakistani delegation held a bilateral meeting with Silvana Koch, President and Founder of Women Political Leaders (WPL).

Silvana said the mission of the Forum is to provide a platform where women leaders discuss and share ideas and solutions on how to advance society, increase gender equality and positively promote and develop the number of women in leadership positions.

Shazia Marri recognized WPL’s mission to increase both the number and influence of women in political leadership positions. She also appreciated WPL’s sincere efforts to invite extraordinary participants from different walks of life around the world.

MP Shaista Pervaiz, while discussing the important role of women in any society, renewed her commitment to continue
working to empower women and improve gender parity worldwide.

She added that political parties in Pakistan mostly select women indirectly into reserved seats through a gender quota in parliament. It limits the power and influence of women legislators. She mentioned that now is the time to take steps to move away from token representation of women in order to have more women politicians in influential decision-making positions.

Ms. Silvana reaffirmed WPL’s commitment to accelerating progress towards women’s equality.

Shazia Marri is committed to continuing to find innovative ways to put women’s leadership in the spotlight and inspire future generations.

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Mara R. Wilmoth