The AF programme officer, Kohat, Sarmad Rasheed, DCSW
chairperson Najma Shabbir and member Hassan Bano told a press conference in Kohat Press Club that the results would not have been so much controversial if media was allowed to monitor the polling, which would have made the election more acceptable to the opposition parties.
Ms Shaheen while explaining the role of DCSW said that the commission along-with the civil society organizations had sensitized female voters on taking part in the electoral process and that district committees properly monitored pre-election and the electoral process on polling day.
Chairperson DCSW, appreciated the steps taken by election commission of Pakistan for conducting a smooth and successful election in peaceful manner.
chairperson said a total of four women candidates had contested election in the five National Assembly constituencies against 38 male candidates.
She said that she would also raise women issues on assembly floors.The ABKT executive directress Mrs Shad Begum said the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government in collaboration with ABKT had been establishing DCSWs
on district level in order to get rights for women in Dir Lower, Dir Upper and Malakand Agency.
Lana Sue Ka'opua, PhD, DCSW
, LSW, is associate professor, University of Hawai'i School of Social Work and project director, Ka Lei Mana'olana Breast Health Project, Cancer Research Center of Hawai'i.
Speaking at a press conference in Peshawar Press Club on Saturday, a representative of the District Committee on the Status of Women (DCSW
), Shaheen Quraish, said that the attack on political gatherings in Peshawar, Bannu and Quetta had deteriorated the situation ahead of the general elections.
Garland, PhD, LCSW, DCSW
, is professor and dean, and Dennis M.
Healy, PhD, DCSW
, is associate professor, School of Social Work, University of Southern Maine, 96 Falmouth Street, Portland, ME 04104-9300; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SWABI -- The Aurat Foundation, a Peshawar-based women rights group, and the district committee on status of woman (DCSW
), have demanded of the Election Commission of Pakistan to bar those political parties from contesting the general elections who violated the election law binding them to award five per cent electoral tickets to women.
Susan Saltzburg, PhD, ACSW, LICSW, DCSW
, is assistant professor, College of Social Work, Ohio State University, 225C Stillman Hall, 1947 College Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1162; e-mail: email@example.com.
Rankin, PhD, DCSW
, is associate professor, Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, School of Medicine, West Virginia University, and Chestnut Ridge Psychiatry Hospital 158, P.O.