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WajeehaRiaz

Wajeeha Riaz

Biography

Through her diverse training in the development sector, the National Assembly, and now at the Senate of Pakistan, Wajeeha realized the significance of inclusivity and the Parliament’s role as a catalyst for change. As a Young Parliamentary Associate, she worked in the Women’s Parliamentary Caucus, where she organized a series of seminars highlighting women and the challenges they face. The series analyzed the impact of violent extremism on women, the challenges hindering women from playing a meaningful role in society, and focused on legislative tools to ensure full participation of women in political and economic life. Wajeeha believes the lack of research-based discourse is a major impediment for ensuring stability and development in Pakistan. She strives to build an inclusive society where marginalized segments of the population are treated equitably–including women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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