One Pakistani journalist’s quiet media revolution

Pakistan Press Foundation

As the first woman at the Dawn newspaper, Zubeida Mustafa led the way for other female journalists with her coverage of hard-hitting political issues. She spoke to Merium Kazmi. Zubeida Mustafa speaks during the 2012 International Women’s Media Foundation’s Courage In Journalism Awards at The Beverly Hills Hotel on October 29, 2012 in Beverly Hills, […]

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1,000 minority girls forced in marriage every year: report

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WASHINGTON: An estimated one thousand Christian and Hindu women are forced to convert and marry Muslim men in Pakistan every year, says a report released on Monday. According to a report by the Movement for Solidarity and Peace in Pakistan, up to 700 of these women are Christian and 300 are Hindu. “The true scale […]

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New women on the block

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By: TALLAT AZIM The first 25 members of the Nawaz Sharif cabinet have been sworn in. It is noticeable that women are missing. The two berths given to them have as yet not been allocated portfolios. It is very much a man’s world among the PML-N wallahs. I remember I was once at a private […]

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Move tarnishes parties’ image: women reserved seats given to kith and kin!

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By: ZULFIQAR AHMAD & NAVEED BUTT The distribution of reserved seats for women in the National Assembly to wives, daughters, or relatives of top party stalwarts while ignoring women at the grass-roots level, has badly tarnished the image of major political parties. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) which had bagged 31 seats reserved for women bestowed […]

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SMS-based literacy programme: Education may be just a text message away

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ISLAMABAD: For 1,500 women in Pakistan, an SMS message will soon be a tutor, textbook and school all rolled into one. On Wednesday, Mobilink Foundation — a nonprofit organisation established by Mobilink in 2007 — and UNESCO signed an agreement to enhance their “SMS-based Literacy” programme. The programme, which will now enter into a fourth […]

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FWBL to provide soft loans to women

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KARACHI: Anis Haroon, minster for women development and human rights, government of Sindh, has said that a revolving fund is being created to provide soft loans to women through the First Women Bank Limited (FWBL), a statement issued on Wednesday said. Addressing the certificate distribution ceremony for participants of FWBL’s capacity building and skill development […]

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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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