Ms. Nighat Siddique

Additional Director General ( GSI and TR&E )

Nighat Siddique has 29 years of experience in policy development, implementation and research on women and vulnerability issues, both in Pakistan’s public sector and in international organizations. She currently heads the Gender and Social Inclusion Wing at the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Secretariat and has been pivotal in strengthening the inclusion of women and marginalized groups in the election process, both within and outside the ECP. She is also the Chair of the Committee for Harassment Act 2010 at the ECP. At the former Ministry of Women Development, she was involved in the implementation of gender-related international conventions and treaties, where she leads on the preparation of Pakistan’s 4th periodic report on the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), and contributed to the National Action Plan for the National Policy for Development and Empowerment of Women. Ms. Siddique is a Law graduate from the Melbourne Law School, Australia.

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