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JAC condemns attack on Hamid Mir

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KARACHI: Mehnaz Rehman, resident director of Aurat Foundation and leader of the Joint Action Committee (a conglomerate of several civil rights organisations), has said there should be a code of ethics and the media itself should evolve the code. She made the observation while responding to a question at a news conference at the Karachi […]

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Aurat Foundation to monitor polls from a ‘gender perspective’

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LAHORE: Aurat Foundation Lahore has launched provincial General Election Monitoring (GEM) Cell to monitor the upcoming elections in Pakistan from a gender perspective. In a statement issued here on Tuesday, Aurat Foundation stated that the aim of GEM Cell is to enhance women’s political participation during election and in post-election period. Under this initiative a […]

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5 research studies on gender based violence launched in Punjab

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LAHORE: Aurat Foundation (AF), under its USAID funded Gender Equity Program (GEP), launched five research studies on gender based violence (GBV) on Thursday that provides a comprehensive analysis of some crucial aspects of GBV prevalent in Pakistani society. The researches include ‘A Primary Data Research Study on Domestic Violence’ by Sebcon; ‘A Research Study on […]

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A gift to women from Sindh Assembly

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Karachi: Mehnaz Rehmat, director of the Aurat Foundation, called the domestic violence bill adopted on Friday a gift from the Sindh Assembly to women on women’s day. “For the first time a bill will include all forms of violence, including psychological violence,” she said. Previously, due to loopholes in the law a woman could not […]

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What women want — Hina Hafeezullah Ishaq

Pakistan is estimated to have a rural population of 65 percent, and a national population comprising 50 percent women For the first time ever, King Abdullah appointed 30 women to serve on Saudi Arabia’s Shura Council, a 150 strong, previously all-male consultative body. The good news is that the king has decreed that women should […]

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Meeting on women rights

LAHORE: The Regional Directorate of Human Rights held a meeting with the NGOs, working on the women rights for a general discussion regarding future cooperation on mutual interests. Mumtaz Mughal from Aurat Foundation, Fauzia Waqar from Shirkatgah and Ilahi Rehmat and Rukhsana from APWA attended the meeting. The Regional Director Lubna Mansoor welcomed the guests […]

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Acid throwing posted 89% increase in 2012

ISLAMABAD: Cases of Violence against Women (VAW) may still number in the thousands in Pakistan, but the figures reported in 2012 dropped by 12% from the previous year, according to an annual report released by the Aurat Foundation on Wednesday. The report, however, highlighted that certain forms of violence, such as acid-throwing, have in fact […]

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