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Pakistan Faces Severe Voter Gender Gap

By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image A demonstration in Islamabad, Pakistan, on International Women’s Day,  March 8, 2023. © 2023 Nabila Lalee/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images Out of 127 million registered voters in Pakistan, 10 million more men than women have registered to vote in the general election scheduled for February 8, 2024. This is a large gender gap in a country in which women make up 49 percent of the population. Although voting is a constitutional right for all adults in Pakistan, in past elections millions of women have been effectively barred from voting. Particularly in Pakistan’s most conservative…


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