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Saving Face screened to highlight issue of gender violence

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KARACHI: For a long time women’s rights have remained on the back-burner, with progress usually restricted to specific professions, socio-economic classes, and of course nationalities. However, with recent publicity being generated internationally about the necessity of gender equity, no longer can one escape being part of this debate. To commemorate the ‘16 Days Of Activism […]

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The plight of women HBWs

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The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) held a consultative workshop in Karachi to highlight the problems faced by home based workers (HBW) and the solutions society and the government together could provide to solve these issues. Unfortunately, national or international labour laws do not protect the HBWs, depriving them of a decent work environment. […]

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Opponents of girls’ right to education violate Islam, ambassador tells United Nations

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By: Masood Haider UNITED NATIONS: “Those who deny women and girls their right to education, violate Islam,” Pakistan’s UN Ambassador Masood Khan told an audience at the world body on Monday. He said the religion was for all men and women without discrimination. He observed that the terrorist attack on Malala Yousufzai showed that “the […]

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Can Pakistan become less dangerous for women?

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By: Syed Mohammad Ali While sensationalist rankings such as the one by the Thomson Reuters Foundation — which listed Pakistan as the third most dangerous place for women in the world a couple of years ago — are easily dismissible, it is harder to refute the fact that the majority of women in our country […]

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