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UNU-IAS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme (women encouraged)

Applicants must have obtained a PhD (or at least successfully defended their doctoral dissertation), in an area broadly associated with the UNU-IAS thematic focus, prior to the application deadline. Language proficiency in English is essential. Applicants from developing countries and women are particularly encouraged to apply. UNU-IAS Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded for a period of […]

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High inflation forces women, children to work’

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LAHORE: The government can increase the minimum wage of labour to Rs 20,000 if all the political leaderships practically show labour-friendly attitude as a labourer is not getting even Rs 9,000 wage. These views were expressed by the discussants at the Jang Economic Session on ‘how to ensure implementation of minimum wage’. The panelists were Dr […]

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Notices to party heads on plea against women’s seats

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday issued notices to heads of various political parties including the PML-N, the PPP, the PTI and the PML-Q on a plea challenging election of women on reserved seats. Advocate Tariq Aziz filed the petition and impleaded Nawaz Sharif, Makhdoom Ameen Fahim, Imran Khan and Chaudhry Shujaat Husain being […]

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Disenfranchising women

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BEFORE the advent of Islam the position of women was not enviable, neither in Arabia nor in other parts of the world. In many of the older cultures women were looked down upon and treated as inferior beings. The position was much the same in cultures that have made significant contributions to the intellectual and […]

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Women Journalists role in society underlined

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ISLAMABAD: Raja Shafqat Khan Abbasi has said that Pakistan, just like any other country, needs the participation of women journalists. “The environment required to create new legislation can be formed by women journalists who need to play their role by writing about themes and issues often overlooked by many in short; I would say that […]

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South Asia’s gender bias

South Asia has a women problem. Be it India with its spate of high-profile rape cases, Pakistan with its systematic disenfranchisement in several conservative regions of the country or Afghanistan with its tales of jirga-sponsored beheadings, many women in the South Asian region are still struggling for their basic human rights. Despite having the requisite […]

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Men must respect the opposite gender

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KARACHI: In this male dominated society, man has to provide equal rights and space to women, otherwise violence will increase rapidly, said Sindh Information and Archives Minister Noor Ul Huda Shah. She shared these views while speaking at a seminar organised by a local NGO, Madadgar. She further added that information and archive department and […]

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Project launched to strengthen women help centres

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KARACHI: Speakers at the launch of a project have said that only a close coordination between civil society organisations and government departments, including police and Citizens-Police Liaison Committee, can ensure protection to women against harassment and distress in urban and rural areas of Sindh. The ceremony was organised on Thursday by the women development department […]

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The women’s vote


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As analysts begin to pick over the still-evolving results of the 2013 general elections, there is one aspect that already stands out and will bear very careful future attention – the women voters of the nation. And not just women voters, but women candidates as well. Two were of particular note, and neither had much […]

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Only six women reach National Assembly on general seats

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LAHORE: Out of the 272 general seats, only six women reached the National Assembly and eight women got hold of the general seats in the Punjab Assembly, out of the 297 general seats. Although, the manifestos of all the mainstream political parties claimed greater political participation by women, the post polls situation defies the claims. […]

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Women, youth make themselves count as agents of change

RAWALPINDI / ISLAMABAD:For the twin cities’ residents, May 11 was the day they decided to make their votes count with unprecedented passion and a sense of responsibility. Presiding officers opened doors of polling stations to dozens of voters already queued up outside. Young and old voters decided to hold themselves accountable for the country’s future […]

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Preventing women from voting a national crime, says KP minister

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PESHAWAR: Expressing her satisfaction at the participation of women, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Caretaker Minister for Information and Public Relations Mossarat Qadeem said on Saturday the provincial government would recommend stern action under the relevant law against those depriving the womenfolk of their right to vote under certain agreements. “Sopping women from voting is a national […]

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A women polling station without voters

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SAHIWAL: Male residents of 111/9-L, Jahan Khan, upheld their 35-year-old “tradition” on Saturday by once again not allowing the women of the village to cast their votes in the 2013 general election. At the village located some 15km from Sahiwal city, 685 women are registered as voters but none of them turned out to cast […]

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A women polling station without voters

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SAHIWAL: Male residents of 111/9-L, Jahan Khan, upheld their 35-year-old “tradition” on Saturday by once again not allowing the women of the village to cast their votes in the 2013 general election. At the village located some 15km from Sahiwal city, 685 women are registered as voters but none of them turned out to cast […]

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