HP+ Initiates Pakistan Women's Leadership Program
October 7, 2016
From October 3-7, in Islamabad, HP+ initiated the Pakistan's Women's Leadership: Achieving Sindh's FP 2020 Commitments program, which builds on HPP's successful model for strengthening women's individual leadership and collective FP/RH policy advocacy, as well as an innovative HP+ core-funded and women-centered approach to accountability for FP 2020 commitments. Throughout the program, HP+ will aim to increase women's confidence, capacity, and connections to achieve health policy and governance outcomes.
The initial workshop convened 18 women with a variety of backgrounds and experience in local and provincial policy processes. Sessions aimed to strengthen awareness of and skills in personal leadership, the policy environment around FP 2020 and Sindh's Costed Implementation Plan (and achievement tracking), and policy advocacy and health systems accountability; and to form a cohesive group of women committed to success in Sindh. The group focused on championing CIP components related to youth and newly married couples. Prior to a January 2017 design workshop, four sub-teams will learn to apply tools in policy analysis, stakeholder analysis, accountability mapping, and secondary data synthesis to inform their collective advocacy and accountability strategy.