Womens Digital League


Pakistani women make up almost 50% of the population, but their representation in politics and civic matters is much lower. To counter this trend, Women’s Digital League competed for and won a grant from the US State Department’s Alumni Exchange International Fund to conduct capacity-building workshops in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Jammu and Kashmir to empower young women with knowledge of their political rights and sensitize them to the need for their engagement and contribution in democratic processes. They were further empowered with conceptual and practical tools for better understanding the role they, as future decision-makers, can play in leadership and how they can contribute to peace and conflict resolution activities.

About this Course

What this course is teaching and why. 

Through capacity-building workshops, we hope to empower young women with conceptual and practical tools for better understanding the different roles they can play in political participation. 

We aim to develop their capacity for leadership roles and decision-making so they can contribute to politics and civic life. 

Session 1: How women can participate in democratic governance

In this session, women were empowered with knowledge about First Information Reports, Right to Information, Public Petitions to the Senate, Harassment Against Women and Helplines and organizations where harassment can be reported. 

Please note:

*If needed, democratic governance can be defined as Building open, responsive, and accountable institutions and processes that serve the needs and preferences of the public. Participation and Inclusion – Ensuring that all have the opportunity to participate and have a voice in how they will be governed.”

Session 2: How women can participate in politics and political processes

This session empowered women with knowledge about their rights during election processes like campaigning and voting, how to join a political party and the quota system for female politicians.

Target Audience

We aimed to work with young women aged 18 – 26 who are future decision-makers in Pakistan’s civic and political affairs. They are students, young entrepreneurs, home makers and others who want a say in matters that affect them locally, provincially and nationally. For the pilot project, we chose three cities each from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Jammu and Kashmir and hope to expand to other regions as well.

Course Objectives

This program aims to build the capacity of young women who are future decision makers in political and civic matters. It aims to empower women with knowledge of their rights when participating in democratic governance and when dealing with institutions and officials that safeguard these rights, such as the police and elected officials.

Frequently Asked Questions

Students, working women, home makers and entrepreneurs can all avail the course to empower themselves with knowledge about the rights afforded to women by the Constitution of Pakistan. 

This course is free for all.

The course will take between 1 hour and 1 hour 30 minutes to complete. 

Simply fill out the form and you’re set to start the course. 

Yes, you will but you must complete all modules and answer the questions at the end of it.