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.
NCSW Literary Award 2018 for Young Women Writers
National Commission on the Status of Women is pleased to announce its first NCSW Literary Award 2018. The purpose of the Award is to encourage Pakistani women writers promoting women’s rights through their creative writings.
National Dialogue on Gender Gap in Electoral RollsISLAMABAD, Friday, December 15, 2017: The National Commission on The Status of Women (NCSW) organized a high level roundtable of policymakers on ‘Closing the Gender Gap in the Electoral Rolls’ on Friday.
Women's Voting in Upper DirISLAMABAD, Sunday, December 24, 2017: The National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) urges the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to declare the result of Union Council Darora, Tehsil Upper Dir, by-elections, held on Thursday, December 21, null and void as women of the area were denied of their basic right to vote.