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US-Pakistan Women's Council


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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.


(Above: The women of U.S. Embassy Islamabad celebrate International Women's Day 2013).

Grant Opportunities

The U.S. government is accepting proposals for projects that would benefit women in Pakistan. All the information you need can be found at the following link. Please note the deadlines.


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Miss Inspiration 2014

Miss Inspiration
Pakistan has an impressive history of inspiring women. Meet "Miss Inspiration" Mashall Chaudariand nine outstanding young women you nominated in celebration of International Women's Day 2014!

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Elevate yourself to such a level, that before deciding each destiny, God himself asks you: 'Tell me, what do you wish to do next?'

 – Muhammad Iqbal