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A Prosperous Future for Pakistan Starts by Supporting Pakistani Women

Around the world, increasing rates of women’s economic participation has a quantifiable, profound impact on a country’s competitiveness and economic growth. While Pakistan has made progress on improving the status of Pakistani women, they are still only 22% of the workforce.

The US-Pakistan Women’s Council was launched by Secretary Clinton in September 2012.The Council is a public-private partnership between the U.S. State Department and American University (AU), supported by the Organization for Pakistani Entrepreneurs (OPEN). We are working with Pakistani and U.S. leaders in industry, academia and civil society to increase economic opportunities for women. We are focused on promoting entrepreneurship, employment, and education.

2016 January - June Council Achievements

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Since its inception the Council has made strides in areas of our work to empower Pakistani women through entrepreneurship, employment, and education.

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2016 Fact Sheet

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The U.S.-Pakistan Women's Council seeks to increase women's economic participation in Pakistan through entrepreneurship, employment, and education focused on high potential, underprivileged women in the rising middle class. Find out what we've been up to this year.