Zonia Yousuf Baltistani

Academic Background

Master of Philosophy (Development Studies), Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad.
Bachelor of Science (Social Sciences), Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology, Karachi.

Research Experience

Before joining the collective, Zonia worked for the Research and Legislation wing at the Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services as a Parliamentary Subject Expert. She has co-authored a number of parliamentary publications which include “Databook on Sustainable Development Goals: Pakistan’s Challenges and Opportunities” and “Parliamentary Research: Theory and Practice.” Previously she has worked with the Human Resource Development Program, The Aga Khan ITREB for Pakistan.

Research Interests

Sustainable Development, Urban Development, Gender, Public Policy.

Reports and Publications at the Collective

  1. Ayesha Khan, Zonia Yousuf Baltistani and Sana Naqvi, Women Politicians Navigating the "Hostile Environment" in Pakistan. IDS Bulletin. Volume 51, Issue 2, pages 43-62. September 2020.

  2. Ayesha Khan, Sara Malkani and Zonia Yousuf Baltistani, Women activists strategic use of the courts in Pakistan. Contemporary South Asia. Volume 47, Issue 2, pages 549-557. November 2019.

  3. Zonia Yousuf Baltistani, Challenges of Empowerment for Women in Politics: Resources, Voice and Agency. Collective Blog. February 2019.

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