On Wednesday 21st December 2022 the launch event of the National CSR Forum on SDGs- Promoting Girls’ Education took place at the Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services (PIPS) in the presence of Hon. Romina Khurshid Alam- Convener National Parliamentary Taskforce on SDGs, Hon. Parliamentarians from Gilgit-Baltistan, Mr. Javed Malik Country Head Malala Fund, Mr. Tauseef H Farooqi Chairman NEPRA, Mr Mohyuddin Ahmad Wani Chief Secretary Gilgit-Baltistan, Mr Faisal Mushtaq Founder & Chairman TME Group, Ms. Farzana Yaqoob Chair of Board for Pakistan Alliance for Girls education, and Fajer Rabia Pasha Executive Director- Pakistan Alliance for Girls Education. The launch ceremony was also attended by team members of the PAGE and SDG Secretariat.

Girls’ education has been the subject of much debate during the past decades and has become a prominent topic of debate in Pakistan. Nearly 62% of out-of-school children in Pakistan are girls. A higher dropout rate of 85% of girls is observed at the Primary school level. Whereas, only 13% of the girls make it to 9th grade. Corporate Social Responsibility can play a major role in strategically addressing the girl’s education and developing crisis in Pakistan. Therefore, PAGE has formed a strategic partnership with the Parliamentary Task Force on SDGs and brought all key corporate stakeholders together under one forum to discuss the issues that prevail in our society which limit girls’ access to education and ways to overcome these limitations.