Governance, Democracy, & Elections

At all levels of government, we work to promote leadership that reflects and listens to the voices of every citizen, without discriminating based on characteristics like gender, age, ethnicity, or religion. We also work with countries that are transitioning from war to peace to set up political processes that will benefit all, not just a privileged few.

Roundtable and Launch of Report on Strengethening Women’s Political Leadership in Pakistan

Ammara Durrani, Executive Director, Search for Common Ground Pakistan and Prof. Dr. Zakria Zakar, Director, Institute of Social and Cultural Studies, University of Punjab cordially invite you to the launch of “Strengthening Women’s Political Participation and Leadership for Effective Democratic Governance in Pakistan”A Research Study RSVP: Khalid Aslam, Manager, Operations […]

Strengthening Women Parliamentarians in Pakistan for Effective Governance

Women constitute more than 50% of Pakistan’s population. Their disengagement from socio-political affairs leads to an unfair and unbalanced governance system impeding the country’s development as a truly democratic nation. In order to address these issues, we and our local partners began implementing in 2011 an initiative entitled […]

Congressional Leadership Projects

We aim to heal racism in the USA at interpersonal and institutional levels. Using a common ground approach, we create opportunities for a wide range of people to work together constructively across dividing lines. While the focus is race, our approach depends on the participation of people of […]

Women’s leadership: ‘Choose between privilege and empowerment’

Originally published on The Express Tribune – Apr. 12, 2013By Aroosa Shaukat LAHORE: The Election Commission of Pakistan has provided training to 700,000 personnel to ensure the safety and security of voters and to make the elections free of intimidation, said ECP Additional Secretary Afzal Khan on Thursday. […]

Empower women political leaders – when she leads, Pakistan succeeds

Originally published on the Global Post – Apr. 12, 2013 Representatives of the media, policymakers, civil society organizations, intellectuals and writers, Thursday, hailed Pakistan’s women political leaders for their dedicated work-at grassroots as well as policy levels. While participating in National Summit, they urged that they be given leading opportunities […]