Zainab Iftikhar is a Research Assistant at the Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS), Islamabad. She completed her undergraduate degree in International Relations from the National Defence University (NDU), Islamabad, Pakistan. Her research interests include Non-traditional Security and Climate Change.
The representation of women in democratic processes is a fundamental aspect of equitable governance and political empowerment. Historically, women’s participation in politics has remained constrained, with their voices marginalised and their voting rights often denied.
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