Mid-Term Performance Appraisal of UCs in Punjab
This report gauges the performance of the LG system at UC level in Punjab to assess the weaknesses and strengths of service delivery system at the local level. The report findings are based on information collected from 100 elected UCs representatives and government officials from 18 union councils in 6 districts of Punjab.
Mid-Term Performance Appraisal of UCs in Punjab.pdf
A Critical Analysis of Punjab Local Government Act 2019
The report highlights the gaps in the two recently passed LG laws and aims to draw attention of the legislators and policy makers of the Punjab government to make them convince to introduce necessary amendments in said laws in true spirit of the Article 140-A/ and Article-32/ of the Constitution.
A Critical Analysis.pdf
Gender Audit of Women Representation in Legislative Assemblies of Pakistan
The report is not just a compilation of specific and useful data on women’s political participation at national, regional and international level, but also discusses reasons behind the exclusion of their political participation. It highlights gaps in the approaches of political parties in Pakistan.
Gender Audit of Women Representation in Legislative Assemblies of Pakistan.pdf
An Analysis of Women Share in Local Governance in Punjab
The study evaluates the role of Local Govt. Systems in creating an inclusive society and empowering the marginalized groups in Punjab. It flags concerns over the under representation of marginalized groups in local governance and discusses way forward.
An Analysis of Women Share in Local Governance in Punjab.pdf
Social Audit of Public Services
The report aims to assess the delivery of public services from a community perspective in the WISE project area, comprising 6 union councils of 2 districts of Lahore and Sheikhupura. The report findings are based on information collected from UC Chairmen, secretaries and concerned communities.
Social audit of Public Services.pdf
Domestic Workers - Legal Protection Mechanisms in Pakistan
This is a baseline report discusses the prevailing situation of domestic workers in Punjab and legal mechanisms available to them. It also presents a critical analysis of the Punjab Domestic Workers Act 2019.
Domestic Workers -Legal Protection Mechanisms in Pakistan.pdf
Women in LG - Lahore
The purpose of this publication was to document the profiels and views of the elected local government women representatives of district Lahore and present their perspectives and aspirations around the women political participation in local government system. The report also presents findings and trends based on the data of the elected councilors of Lahore.
Women in Local Government - Lahore
Women in LG - Nankana Sahib
The purpose of this publication was to document the profiles and views of the elected local government women representatives of district Nankana Sahib and present their perspectives and aspirations around the women political participation in local government system. The report also presents findings and trends based on the data of the elected councilors of Nankana Sahib.
Women in Local Government - Nankana
Women, Political Struggles and Gender Equality in South Asia
Comprising epicstories of women struggle and survival in South Asia, this book emerges in response to an incident of brutal rape of a young woman in Delhi Busin 2012. Synergizing their efforts 15 women authors have come together to present a detail analysis of position of women in S Asia, the issue of violence and long struggle for gender equality. WISE, being co-author contributed an entire chapter in this book on the courage and bravery of many women, fighting for justice in Pakistan. Prof. Margaret Alston, University of Monash, Australia has edited this wonderful book.
WOMEN RIGHT TO LAND: An analysis of policies and problems in Pakistan
Command of property is the most severe form of inequality between men and women today. In face of overwhelming evidence of the power of land in agrarian countries like Pakistan, the right to and control of land by women has not merited attention. WISE conducted this study in 2012 in collaboration with Action Aid Pakistan. The study advocates the women case amid clash of social and legal perceptions on prevailing Civil, Islamic, Customary and Family laws. It also presents policy recommendations to promote gender justice and food sovereignty.
WOMEN DEVELOPMENT SECTOR, PUNJAB: Mapping strengths and gaps in post 18th Amendment Scenario
WISE conducted this study in 2014 for Citizens Commission for Human Development. The study assesses and analyses the pace of devolution of WDD portfolio at fiscal, administrative, legislative and political levels in Punjab province. It also looks at the performance and direction of the steps of the newly established WWD Punjab. On the basis of the specific findings, the study presents solid and policy recommendations to push forward the agenda of progress of women folk in Punjab.
THE MOMENTUM OF CHANGE: Eliminating Bonded Labor in Brick Kilns
WISE conducted this study in 2013 for Labor and Human Resource Department, Punjab. There are about 10,000 brick kiln factories in Pakistan and half of these exist in Punjab alone. Millions of workers including women and children on these kilns are facing worst working condition including bonded labor. The study puts light on the recent initiatives of labor department in collaboration with ILOto eliminate bonded labor at kilns. It also highlights the impacts on kiln workers with regard to their health, education, social security, better working conditions and income generation in two districts of Sheikhupura and Lahore.
The Law, Patriarchy and Religious Fundamentalism: Women’s Rights in Pakistan
The report is published by Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) in 2014. WISE besides contributing in terms of perspectives and information on women’s position in Pakistani society also coordinated the printing and dissemination of this report in Pakistan. The report speaks about the main causes of violence against women and role of the society and state with special focus on the weak criminal justice system- Police and judiciary and culture of Impunity.
SOME IN COMPLETE GENDER NOTES - An anthology of essays on women lives in Pakistan
This brief booklet is collection of essays, write-ups and articles penned by Bushra Khaliq, Executive Director WISE (Women in struggle for Empowerment) between 2007-2011. The Notes reflect upon variety of issues related to women in Pakistan, ranging from women daily struggles against state and societal oppression, honor killings, impacts of rising extremism on women and stories of women from flood-hit areas of Punjab and IDP camps in KPK.
HOW TO SPEND IT: Smart procurement for more effective aid
"How to spend it. Smart procurement for more effective aid" is an argumentative report published by Eurodad. WISE translated this report in 2012 in Urdu language. The report monitors the implementation of aid effectiveness commitments by rich countries in the fields of aid, procurement and the use of country systems. The report also investigates how aid is actually spent, who the beneficiaries and what the local economic impact is. The report was disseminated and appreciated by the academics.
GIRLS, NOT BRIDES: A situational Analysis of Child Marriages in Pakistan
WISE conducted this study in collaboration with Action Aid, Pakistan in 2013. The study encompasses the social, religious and legal aspects surrounding the issue of early girl marriages in Pakistan. It discusses the negative impacts of early girl marriages and flags the need for pro-girls amendments in law. Besides presenting an overview of international conventions and laws related to child marriages in South Asia, the study probes the Pakistan’s laws related to early girl marriages. It also presents suggestions to protect and promote girls’ child and human rights
An analysis of state of torture and implementation on UN-CAT in Pakistan
Despite the fact Pakistan ratified the UNCAT in 2010, it has yet to make law criminalizingcustodial torture by the law the enforcement agencies-an ugly and common practice in Pakistan. To highlight the need for state compliance of UNCAT and need for subsequent legislationon torture,WISE developed this report in 2012. It probes gaps in the existing legal frameworks preventing torture and presents a draft Bill for prohibition of Torture in Pakistan.
CHILD LABOR: Rapid assessment survey of worst forms of child labor in District Mianwali
The report is part of the series of surveys assigned by the Provincial Child Labor Unit and ILO in 10 districts of Punjab. In collaboration with PCLU, the WISE conducted this survey in district of Mianwali. The report contains detail information on WFCL in the district and identifies some new sectors having child laborers. It also present conclusions and recommendations to eliminate the menace of child labor in the district.
CHILD LABOR: Rapid assessment survey of worst forms of child labor in District Khushab
The report is part of the series of surveys assigned by the Provincial Child Labor Unit and ILO in 10 districts of Punjab. In collaboration with PCLU, the WISE conducted this survey in district of Khushab. The reportcontains detail information on WFCL in the district and identifies some new sectors having child laborers. It also present conclusions and recommendations to eliminate the menace of child labor in the district.
BRIDGES: An Action Research on the issue of Rape & Criminal Justice System
WISE conducted this study in 2014 for Mehargarh in three districts of Multan, Muzaffargarh and Lahore. Besides case studies of rape victims, Investigative/informal interviews of police personnel, public prosecutors, ex-judges, lawyers and concerned civil society actors were main tools to develop this report. Amazingly the actors of the justice bazar viewed majority of the rape complaints as false. Police have strong opinion that modest women never report incident of rape. A strong trend found about police distort FIR and negative role during evidence collection to tilt the case in favor of perpetrator.