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Pakistan pledges to promote and protect women’s rights

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ISLAMABAD: Like other countries of the world, Pakistan observed International Women’s Day 2015 on Sunday to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women, with a commitment to promote and protect their rights. The day was celebrated with the theme ‘Make It Happen’. This year, several government departments arranged a variety of programmes for […]

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Malala’s advice to youths on use of social media

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MALALA Yousafzai has told teenagers to stop using social media to post pictures and get ‘likes’, and start using it to highlight women’s issues. Speaking at the Women of the World festival at the Southbank Centre, she said: “I don’t use Facebook or Twitter or Instagram, it needs time, but it’s my message to every […]

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Seminar on violence against women held

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To commemorate the International Women’s Day, a non-government organisation, the Inter Global Human Development Society (IGHDS) on Thursday organised a seminar titled “Journey of decade through violence against women.” A large number of journalists, women, students as well as educationists attended the event. The event started with recitation from the Holy Quran by Hira Rajput. […]

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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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KU to hold seminar on women issues

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KARACHI: The Centre of Excellence for Women’s Studies, University of Karachi is organising one day seminar titled “Ageing Women: Issues, Challenges and Threats faced by Ageing Home-based working women in Karachi” on the International Women’s Day (March 8), at the Centre of Excellence for Women’s Studies, University of Karachi. Provincial Minister Tauqeer Fatiman Bhutto and […]

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