UNDP programme makes legal education viable for women law students

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Staff Reporter
Peshawar

Pakistan faces a significant gender imbalance in the legal profession. Women lawyers in positions of power are even less. Till date, Pakistan has not had a female Supreme Court judge or Attorney General of Pakistan.

To increase women’s representation in the legal profession, UNDP Amn-o-Insaf Program actively works to encourage women law students to complete education and to pursue the legal profession.

The programme held a scholarship and stipend distribution ceremony at the Sarhad Rural Support Program (SRSP) office at Hayatabad on 15 September 2021 where young women law students were awarded scholarships and stipends to enable them to pursue legal education. During the ceremony, 32 LLB and LLM students were awarded scholarships and stipends.

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