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Gender, security and development – I

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March 8, 2020 was celebrated as International Women’s Day. Women marches were held throughout the world and in Pakistan’s major cities in highlighting the growing awareness of women’s role in national life. Any nation comprising half of the global population and unproductively involved in nation-building efforts cannot progress in the comity of nations. The reality […]


Speakers urge Media to promote progressive portrayal of women

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The Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) organized a seminar entitled “Inclusive and Equal Portrayal of Women by the Media” on 12th March 2020. It was held in connection with Media4Women Campaign running from March 1st to March 15th in partnership with the Free Press Unlimited. Tasneem Ahmar, Executive Director at Uks Research Centre on Women and […]


Seminar calls for portraying women equally and exclusively in media

KARACHI: There is the need to portray women in media equally and exclusively at par with men so that they can play their due role in national development.  The recent slogan ‘Mera Jism Meri Marzi’ was spotlighted wrongly by electronic media as in fact, it was just aimed at saving women from sexual harassment. Electronic media […]


35 booked for trying to disrupt Aurat Azadi March

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ISLAMABAD: A case has been registered against the participants of a gathering who tried to disrupt the Aurat Azadi March in the capital on Sunday, police said. The Kohsar police registered the case in response to a complaint lodged by City Magistrate Ghulam Murtaza Chandio against 35 people under different sections of Pakistan Penal Code […]


Aurat March attacked with bricks, sticks in Islamabad

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Several people were injured after the Aurat March in Islamabad came under attack by religious men –one of whom was disguised as a woman in a burqa — on Sunday as the march was drawing to a close in front of Islamabad Press Club. The men initially began with throwing stones at the marchers, but […]


Economic justice for women demanded

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MULTAN: Rights activists on Sunday demanded economic justice for women at all levels. They demanded this during the Aurat March rally started from Chowk Nawan Shehr and culminated at Multan Press Club. A large number of civil society activists, students from various universities and others participated in the Aurat March. The participants were carrying placards […]


Participants of Aurat March, religious parties come face to face

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The participants of Aurat Azadi March and activists of hardliner religious parties came face to face on Sunday after the latter started pelting stones on the former, compelling the left-wing rights activists to take the march to the D-Chowk with full-throated chant of ‘Mera Jism, Meri Marzi’ or ‘my body, my choice’. On the eve […]


Women’s day events held despite threats

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ISLAMABAD: Activists of rights organisations, political and religious parties and other civil society organisations on Sunday arranged parallel events in different cities to mark International Women’s Day in an unprecedented show of strength though also exposing the prevailing divergence of views in society on women’s rights issues. The major events, including rallies and marches, were […]


President, PM renew pledge to ensure equal rights for women

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ISLAMABAD – President Dr. Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan have reaffirmed their commitment to ensure equal rights and opportunities to women in order to enable them to utilize their full potential for sustainable socio-economic development of the country. Addressing a ceremony in connection with the International Women’s Day here on Sunday, the President said […]


Effective steps afoot to empower women: Firdous

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LAHORE: Special Assistant the Prime Minister (SAPM) for Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said on Sunday the government was taking effective steps to empower women by ensuring their rights as per the vision of the prime minister. Addressing a ceremony held in connection with International Women’s Day here, she said the day highlighted […]


Women march across country for rights, independence

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LAHORE – Attendees of the Aurat March gathered outside the Lahore Press Club on a Sunday morning on March 8, amidst a backdrop of hostile statements both online and on television channels. But while there were incidents of stone pelting at the march in Islamabad, those in attendance in Lahore had a more positive experience. For […]


Pakistan- KP women journalists form Network to raise voice for their rights

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PESHAWAR: The women journalists of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, including the merged districts, have decided to form Women Journalist Network to raise voice for their rights from a single platform. In this regard, the maiden meeting of women journalists of KP was held in Peshawar on Saturday in which women journalists hailing from merged tribal districts were […]


Call for gender-balanced media on Women’s Day

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Twenty-five media development organisations from all over the world, including Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), have called upon all media leaders and journalists around the globe to take action against the skewed balance and representation of gender in the news – both in terms of numbers and in portrayal. In joint statement issued for the International […]


Good journalism and Aurat March

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In her 34 years of reporting, Maria Ressa has “changed nothing” in how she works. What has changed is the unprecedented rise in the targeted abuse she faces. Speaking with the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University recently, she unpacks a pattern that is visible all the way from her native Philippines to the United States. […]