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Ms Khawar Mumtaz

Ms Khawar Mumtaz

Education: M.A. International Relations

Designation: Chairperson, NCSW

Ms. Khawar did M.A. International Relations with First Position and Diploma in French Language with First Division. Currently she is Chairperson, National Commission on the Status of Women, Government of Pakistan. Previously she was CEO Shirkat Gah, A leading women’s rights and development organization.
Among numerous Trainings, lectures, Publications, Reports , National/ International experience she received Prime Minister’s award for co-authoring book ‘Women pf Pakistan; Two Steps Forward One step Back?’ 1989. She also received Sitara-e-Imtiaz for social service and promotion of women’s rights. Ms. Khawar was nominated for Nobel Peace Prize in 2005.
Ms. Khawar Mumtaz brings almost 30 years of experience of working on women’s rights and development issues. She brings a multi-sectoral approach to women’s issues with specific expertise in the areas of women and development; women’s political participation, poverty and environment, women’s reproductive health and rights. Her works spans from capacity building of grassroots organizations, to research, analysis and advocacy with policy makers on the basis of her research and grassroots engagements.  

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