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Diary recording plight of women affected by poverty launched

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KARACHI: The feminisation of poverty is a contested concept primarily because to truly understand it, one must openly acknowledge the rampant gender bias within Pakistani society. This was the major thrust on Saturday at the launch of the annual diary of Uks Research Centre, a resource-based publication centre dedicated to the cause of gender equality […]

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Civil activists raise their voice for a better society

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KARACHI: Civil society cannot work alone; it needs the support of the government, said Rabia of Oxfam International. “We are not claiming that we have brought any change, but we want to work towards making a better society.” She asked the government officials to extend their cooperation to work together for the rights of citizens. […]

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‘Journalists should know media ethics’

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ISLAMABAD: Senior journalists should give their input to juniors on media ethics. This was stated by veteran journalist Mohammed Ziauddin while addressing a workshop on: “Let Journalism Thrive! Towards Better Reporting, Gender Equality and Media Safety in the Digital Age”. He said manipulation of digital age was very dangerous so government should make the Pakistan […]

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Under-rated and under-reported

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It is a fact that the media in Pakistan depicts the gender bias in our rigorously patriarchal society. The enormous influence the media has on constituting social change is also incontestable. However, it seems increasingly otiose to rely on the media to bring forth any change in this regard as long as Pakistan’s leading newspapers […]

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Tune in for Radio Day today

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ISLAMABAD: World Radio day 2014 is to mark celebration of ‘Radio’ as a medium and to improve international cooperation between broadcasters today across the globe including Pakistan. This day is to encourage major networks and community radio alike to promote access to information, freedom of expression and gender equality over the airwaves. As radio continues […]

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Gender equality: reality or rhetoric

THIS year the theme for International Women’s Day being observed on March 8 is ‘the gender agenda — gaining momentum’. Gender equality is an important component of gender agenda. The Global Gender Gap Index (GGI) group of the World Economic Forum (WEF) ranks countries according to their proximity to gender equality. The GGI ranks countries […]

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Uks, All Pakistan Newspapers Society invite entries for Women in Media Awards

Karachi: The Uks Research Centre and the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) have invited entries for the first-ever Uks-APNS media awards exclusively for women journalists in Pakistan. The Women in Media Awards 2013 aim to generate better awareness and understanding of the fact that positive media content can and does actually bring about positive change […]

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Speakers highlight women’s role in curbing extremism, violence

By: Sehrish Ali ISLAMABAD: Gender equality and women’s leadership was on agenda at a one-day peace conference that brought together various stakeholders to engage in wide ranging discussions. The conference, split into three sections, was organized by the PAIMAN Trust, a non-governmental organization that aims “to serve as a link between people and their communities […]

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