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Girls Learn Women Earn

December 01, 2019-March 10, 2020

Pakistan

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GLWE: December 1, 2019 - March 10, 2020
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Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood’s address during the launch event for Girls Learn, Women Earn at Quaid-e-Azam University.
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World Bank Country Director for Pakistan, Illango Patchamuthu, at the Girls Learn, Women Earn launch event at Quaid-e-Azam University.
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World Bank Global Director for Education, Jaime Saavedra, discusses the key challenges of ‘Learning Poverty’ in Pakistan.
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Shehzad Roy, President of Zindagi Trust, discussing actions that can be taken in Pakistan to support girls’ education.
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Panel discussion. Left to right: Tazeen Fasih, Lead Human Development Economist, World Bank; Baela Raza Jamil, CEO of Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi; Umbreen Arif, Advisor to the Minister for Education; Cristian Aedo, Practice Manager for Education, World Bank.
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Operations Manager, World Bank Pakistan, Melinda Good, at the Girls Learn, Women Earn launch event at Quaid-e-Azam University.
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The Girls Learn, Women Earn launch event continued with a roundtable session on women’s economic empowerment, at Quaid-e-Azam University.
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The Girls Learn, Women Earn Launch event continued with a roundtable session on women’s economic empowerment, at Quaid-e-Azam University.
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Parliamentary Secretary for Law & Justice, Maleeka Bokhari, opens the roundtable session on women’s economic empowerment at Quaid-e-Azam University.
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Partners from government and the private sector joined in discussions at the Girls Learn, Women Earn roundtable session on women’s economic empowerment, at Quaid-e-Azam University.
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Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister and Chairperson of the Benazir Income Support Program, discusses social protection as a key factor in women’s economic empowerment.
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Federal Ombudsperson for the Protection Against Harassment Kashmala Tariq addresses the roundtable on women’s enablement in the workplace.
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Pakistan's 2nd Human Capital Summit focused on #GirlsLearnWomenEarn.
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Dr. Sania Nishtar on the need for disaggregated data to effectively support #GirlsLearnWomenEarn.
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Dr. Shinichi Kitaoka, President of JICA and Human Capital Champion, opening the 2nd Human Capital Summit.
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Girls Learn Panel at the 2nd Human Capital Summit: Ms. Nazish Afraz; Ms. Sayada Ameena Hamdani; Ms. Sabina Khatri; Ms. Lynne Sherburne-Benz; Ms. Uruba Ali; Mr. Kazuro Shibuya.
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Mr. Salman Sufi, Founder of Women on Wheels, highlighting the impact of women's mobility for economic empowerment.
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Ms. Aisha Sarwari of Women's Advancement Hub emphasizing the importance of digital skills for girls' & women's empowerment.
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Pakistan's 2nd Human Capital Summit focused on gaining insights from practitioners in the field supporting girls & women
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Telenor GLWE Roundtable with Industry Leaders to discuss and commit actions in the telecom industry to support Girls Learn Women Earn.
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Telenor GLWE Roundtable with Industry Leaders to discuss & commit actions in the telecom industry to support Girls Learn Women Earn.
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‘Women Earn’ Panel at the 2nd Human Capital Summit (from left to right): Ms. Amber Shamsi; Ms. Rabiya Agha; Ms. Madiha Javed Qureshi; Ms. Maheen Khan; Ms. Sima Kamil; Ms. Sadaf Parveen.

At the World Bank we are committed to supporting women and girls with the breadth of impact in our projects and within our staff. We are proud that as of 2019, 44 percent of our Islamabad office workforce is female, represented at all levels. Equal gender representation is our goal.

We also hope to create more awareness about the importance of educating girls and increasing women in the labor force through a national 100-day awareness, advocacy and actions campaign.

The first part of the campaign (Dec 1- Jan 19) will focus on building advocacy and creating awareness about the campaign and the second (Jan 20- March 9) will focus on action to impact women labor force participation  or girls’ education.

deadlines

  • January 20: Sign up to participate in the recognition event
  • February 14: Form to submit action steps available
  • February 20 : Human Capital Summit in Islamabad
  • March 1: Final day to submit action steps
  • March 10: Recognition ceremony following International Women’s Day
  • CONTACT: GLWE Team
  • glwe@worldbank.org
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