Pakistan is at a crucial juncture as it tries to contain and combat militant violence that has devastated communities, families, and lives across all provinces. Pakistani women are frequent targets of radical ideologies and terrorism, giving them unique perspectives on how to counter violent extremism in their communities and homes. But despite the potential to be powerful participants in creating and implementing policies aimed at reducing the appeal of radicalization and extremism, women in Pakistan are instead often marginalized in security decision-making processes.


4:00 p.m. | Opening Remarks
Swanee Hunt, Founder and Chair, Institute for Inclusive Security

4:15 p.m. | Panel Discussion
Moderator: Huma Haque, Associate Director, South Asia Center, Atlantic Council  

  • Nuzhat SadiqMember of the Senate, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz
  • Shaista PervaizMember of the National Assembly, Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz
  • Nafeesa KhattakMember of the National Assembly, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
  • Mossarat QadeemExecutive Director, PAIMAN Alumni Trust
  • Huma ChughtaiGender and Police Reform Expert

4:45 p.m. | Interactive Q&A
5:30 p.m. | Networking Reception
6:30 p.m. | Conclusion