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‘Outlawed in Pakistan’ selected for Sundance Film Festival

‘Outlawed in Pakistan,’ a documentary by Pulitzer Center grantees Habiba Nosheen and Hilke Schellmann is one of 15 short documentary films selected for the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The film is being screened in the Documentary Short Film category during the January 2013 Festival in Utah. “Outlawed in Pakistan” follows the story Kainat Soomro, a […]

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Mother of two shot dead

Karachi: Nazo Bibi, 40, wife of Abdul Rehman, was at the dinner table with her family when two men broke into their residence in Raees Goth in Baldia Town and murdered her. Police said the woman had two children and was killed over a personal enmity. The News

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United Nation campaign cites Malala as inspiration

DAVOS: The bravery of Malala Yousufzai has inspired children around the world to fight for a better education, key figures in a UN campaign said on Friday. Hosting a discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, UN special education envoy and former British prime minister Gordon Brown paid tribute to 15-year-old Malala, who was […]

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Ever increasing rape

By: ASIM IQBAL Rape, the worst form of violence against women, is increasing by the day in Pakistan. In 2011, 827 rape cases were reported while in 2012 the number of cases crossed the 2,700 mark. The situation is so bad that even minor and early teenage girls are not safe. Only last month, three […]

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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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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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2 gang rape accused arrested

TANDO MUHAMMAD KHAN: Police arrested two accused of gang-rape and produced them before the court. Accused Laiq Chandio and Hassan Chandio had kidnapped a 15-year-old girl Navi Kolhi from Tando Ghulam Haider in the limits of Moya police and gang-raped her. The police arrested both accused and challaned them in the court of Additional Magistrate-II […]

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Conference on ’empowering women’ at Karachi Press Club on January 24

Shehrbano Saiyid, an independent documentary film-maker & amateur mountain climber, will address a press conference on “empowering women to reach new heights” at the Karachi Press Club here on January 24. Members of Pakistan Women’s Expedition (PWE) – organised and led by Shehrbano Saiyid, an independent documentary film-maker from Karachi added a new chapter to […]

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Making female education work

By: GULSHER PANHWER Female education is a vital plank for girls/women empowerment. Educational policies from the very inception of Pakistan were geared to focus on quality, i.e. emphasising on increasing enrolment and then, according to policies and plans, including gender equality in education, which was to automatically follow. However, that has not been the case. […]

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As elections draw closer, (Trans) gender equality is nowhere in sight

By: Rabia Ali KARACHI: The process of voter verification is in full swing in the city but one group – which had been led to believe that they would be standing in a separate line to put their thumb on ballot – is seething that this may not happen at all. The transgender people of […]

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Child marriages most prevalent in Sindh, moot told

By: Shahid Husain Karachi: Sindh Women Development Minister Tauqeer Fatima Bhutto said that the province had played a vital role in highlighting legislation to combat child marriages and its actions were greatly appreciated at the federal level, but on the other hand, some experts pointed out that the phenomenon was most prevalent in Sindh. These […]

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Jirga ‘settles’ karo-kari dispute

SHIKARPUR: A Jirga settled a dispute over Karo-kari between two groups belonging to the Junejo and Phulpotta tribes on Monday at Mirzapur. After the proceedings, the Jirga presided over by Imtiaz Junejo declared a member of the Phulpotta tribe as Kari with a pregnant woman, wife of a member of the Junejo tribe. According to […]

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Are women responsible for rape?

By: MOMINA GIRANAZ ONE of my male friends shared a post on his Facebook wall which I would like to share with readers. The post states: “Men should be offended when someone claims that women should prevent rape by not wearing certain things or not going to certain places or not acting in a certain […]

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Women’s Initiative resolves tribal feud

By: Ramzan Chandio KARACHI: The tribal feuds in northern parts of Sindh are not new and have claiming several lives. Even, police not dare to go in tribal conflict-stricken areas. Mrs Naseem Khoso, a resident of village Mad Khosa of union council Mungrani, Taluka Lakhi Ghulam Shah in district Shikarpur, the area which is commonly […]

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