KPCSW Members Update On 16-01-2017Govt of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Zakat, Ushr, Social Welfare, Special Education and Women Empowerment Department issued a notification to reconstitute the Khyber Pakhtukhwa Commission on Status of Women with following members.
1) Dr. Riffat Sardar (Chairperson)
She has done Ph.d from University of Massachusetts; and Masters from Peshawar University Pakistan. She worked 20 years with UNICEF as Project Officer, Education Specialist, Child Protection Specialist responsible for working closely with the Government and NGOs in the areas of Child Protection and Education. She also worked as Assistant Professor in SZABIST (Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology University Islamabad, teaching four courses of Social Sciences and Development Studies. Currently appointed as the New Chairperson of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Commission on the Status of Women.
2) Ms Shagufta Malik (Official Member/MPA)
Ms. Shagufta Malik is a Pakistani politician who has been a member of the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa since August 2020. She was elected to the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as a candidate of Pakistan Awami National Party (ANP) on a reserved seat for women in 2020 Pakistani general election. She is appointed as the official member of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Commission on the Status of Women for the term (2020 – 2023)
3) Ms Rabia Basri (Official Member/MPA)
Ms Rabia Basri is a Pakistani politician who has been a member of the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa since August 2020. She was elected to the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as a candidate of Pakistan tahreek Insaf (PTI) on a reserved seat for women in 2020 Pakistani general election. She is appointed as the official member of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Commission on the Status of Women for the term (2020 – 2023).
4) Dr. Nasreen Khattak
Ms. Nasreen Khattak has a Master degree in Social Works and is computer literate. With over 20 years experience in major aspects of integrated community development, women in development, training and planning, she is widely recognized gender issue specialist in the region. She has worked as a consultant, advisor, team leader, coordinator, master trainer, planner and member of several working groups with international, region and national agencies both in the private organizations
5) Ms. Shabnam Nawaz Awan (Advocate, Human Rights Activist)
Shabnam Nawaz is practicing lawyer at High Court Peshawar and Abbottabad for the past 20 years now. Her expertise is cases related to human rights violation. And she keeps filing public interest petitions where women rights violations are involved. she also delivers lectures that raise awareness to women colleges and universities regarding Cyber crimes and how they can secure themselves and what their legal rights and laws are.. She also raises awareness through TV channels and Radio as well
6) Dr. Samina Afridi
7) Ms. Syeda Kaneez Fatimah Haider
Dr. Syeda Kaniz Fatima Haider has done her Ph.d and Masters from Peshawar University Pakistan. She is engaged with University of Peshawar from last 30 years as educationist, researcher, and child psychologist. She is heading department of human development and family studies. She is the first registered female member and coordinator of Think First National Injury Prevention Foundation USA from Pakistan, member of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Commission on the Status of Women.
8) Ms. Huma Khan
Ms. Huma khan has been working in the Development Sector in KP, Punjab, and Sindh. Huma khan is currently working with the Acid Survivors foundation As a Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator. She worked 8 years in the field of women’s Protection, Empowerment, and legal informative justice in close collaboration with the Government, NGOs, and other relevant stakeholders. She is a trainer, researcher, and member of the EVAWG alliance, CRM ( Child Rights Movement) working on women/child rights, improved governance, gender equality, and women empowerment on federal and provincial levels.
10) Ms. Noreen Naseer
Dr. Noreen Naseer is a resident of Kurram, Newly Merged Tribal Districts and is a faculty in the Department of Political Science, University of Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. She is working on the issues of the tribal women of Newly Merged Tribal Districts since 1998 and a founding member of Qabailee Khor (Tribal Sisters Network). She is also a part of online outreach program of the Women Regional Network and a visiting scholar to ETH Center For Security Studies, Zurich. She has several publications in international and academic journals on Pak-Afghan border areas’ conflict, peace building and issues related to women and children. Her work entitled FATA “A Permanent War Zone”: Breaking Silence published in “Women and Politics of Peace: South Asia Narratives on Militarization, Power and Justice”, Sage Publication December 2016 is a pioneer research on women living in the Pak-Afghan borderland. For her efforts on peace building and tribal women’s plight, she was a nominee for N- Peace Un-Told Stories Award, 2018 by the United Nations Development Program
11) Ms. Aaysia Khan
12) Mr. Ikram Khan
13) Ms. Zara Khan
14) Ms. Mala Kumari
14) Secretary (Zakat, Ushr, Social Welfare, Special Education and Women Department)